Real-world profilers have to be careful, and are, not to indulge in facile ethnic, racial or religious “profiling.”
People are worried about profiling people for the color of their skin.
Yes, this would be a form of “profiling,” but not based on race, ethnicity, or religion.
The Malaysians now say that nothing significant has been turned up from this profiling.
profiling works the same way, the only issue being: How good is the information on which that profile is based?
I realize that in recent years, profiling has become a dirty word, synonymous with prejudice, racism, and bigotry.
Did The Grey Lady feel silly about profiling an actor after such a small role?
Thomas E. Weber trolls the boards for pilots' 10 biggest worries, from airport workers to profiling.
First on the to-do list, the profiling exercises to help the Western masses understand the nature of the wretched beast.
These laws encourage suspicion, bias, and profiling of immigrants, Latinos, and other people of color.
by 1852 as a term in field engineering, verbal noun from profile (v.). The racial/ethnic stereotyping sense is attested from c.1991, American English.
1650s, "a drawing of the outline of anything," from older Italian profilo "a drawing in outline," from profilare "to draw in outline," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + filare "draw out, spin," from Late Latin filare "to spin, draw out a line," from filum "thread" (see file (v.)). Meaning "a side view" is from 1660s. Meaning "biographical sketch, character study" is from 1734.
profile pro·file (prō'fīl')
A side view of an object or a structure, especially of the human head.
A formal summary or analysis of data, often in the form of a graph or table, representing distinctive features or characteristics.