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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Classification of individuals and groups of people

  • Demographic profile, information about a person or market segment, commonly used in marketing. May also include photographic information (e.g., "profile picture")
  • Investor profile, a classification of investor behavior
  • Profile, a dossier of offender profiling data


  1. the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object
    His fingers traced the profile of the handle.
  2. The shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side; a side view.
    The brooch showed the profile of a Victorian woman.
  3. A summary or collection of information, especially about a person
    Law enforcement assembled a profile of the suspect.
  4. a specific space or field in which users can provide various types of personal information in software or Internet systems
    I just updated my Facebook profile to show I got engaged.
  5. reputation
  6. the amount by which something protrudes
    Choose a handle with a low profile so it does not catch on things.
  7. prominence; noticeability
    Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high profile.
  8. A smoothed (e.g., troweled or brushed) vertical surface of an excavation showing evidence of at least one feature or diagnostic specimen; the graphic recording of such as by sketching, photographing, etc.
  9. character; totality of related characteristics; signature; status (especially in scientific, technical, or military uses)
    What's the thermal profile on that thing?


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