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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] profilo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /profaɪlə/

Noun

Singular
profile

Plural
profiles

profile (profiles)
  1. (countable) the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object
    His fingers traced the profile of the handle.
  2. (countable) the shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side
    The brooch showed the profile of a Victorian woman.
  3. (countable) a summary or collection of information, especially about a person
    Law enforcement assembled a profile of the suspect.
  4. (uncountable) reputation
  5. (uncountable) the amount by which something protrudes
    Choose a handle with a low profile so it does not catch on things.
  6. (uncountable) prominence; noticeability
    Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high profile.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to profile

Third person singular
profil

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to profile (third-person singular simple present profil, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person
  2. to act based on such a summary; especially, to act on a stereotype. See profiling.

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