profile

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Noun[change]

Singular
profile

Plural
profiles

  1. A profile is a short biographical description of a person.
    Because it was known that the serial killer was a European adult male, the police used that profile to exclude all women, children, and racial minorities from their list of suspects.
  2. A profile is a picture of a person.
  3. A profile is the most visible parts of an object.
  4. A profile is a person's head, being viewed from the side.

Verb[change]

Plain form
profile

Third-person singular
profiles

Past tense
profiled

Past participle
profiled

Present participle
profiling

  1. If somebody like the police or government profiles a person, they make judgements about them based on identifiable characteristics.
    Unfortunately, racial profiling common causes problems for for Middle Eastern men when they fly.