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1    a side view, outline, or representation of an object, esp. of a human face or head  
2    a view or representation of an object, esp. a building, in contour or outline  
3    a short biographical sketch of a subject  
4    a graph, table, or list of scores representing the extent to which a person, field, or object exhibits various tested characteristics or tendencies  
a population profile     
5    a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock showing the different horizons  
a    a vertical section of part of the earth's crust showing the layers of rock  
b    a representation of such a section  
7    the outline of the shape of a river valley either from source to mouth (long profile) or at right angles to the flow of the river (cross profile)  
      vb   tr  
8    to draw, write, or make a profile of  
9    to cut out a shape from a blank (as of steel) with a cutter  
     (C17: from Italian profilo, from profilare to sketch lightly, from pro-1 + Latin filum thread)  
  profiler, profilist      n  

high profile  
a    a position or approach characterized by a deliberate seeking of prominence or publicity  
b    (as modifier)  
a high-profile campaign         Compare       low profile  
low profile  
a    a position or attitude characterized by a deliberate avoidance of prominence or publicity  
b    (as modifier)  
a low-profile approach     
2    (of a tyre) wide in relation to its height,   (Compare)        high profile  
profile component  
      n     (Brit. education)   attainment targets in different subjects brought together for the general assessment of a pupil  
profile drag  
      n   the sum of the surface friction drag and the form drag for a body moving subsonically through a fluid  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    contour, drawing, figure, form, outline, portrait, shape, side view, silhouette, sketch  
2    biography, characterization, character sketch, sketch, thumbnail sketch, vignette  
3    analysis, chart, diagram, examination, graph, review, study, survey, table  

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