|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|
|6.||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)|
|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 |
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.