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English noun: profile

1. profile (communication) an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics


SamplesA biochemical profile of blood.
A psychological profile of serial killers.


Broader (hypernym)chart


Narrower (hyponym)population profile

2. profile (location) an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)


Broader (hypernym)side view

3. profile (communication) biographical sketch


Broader (hypernym)biography, life, life history, life story

4. profile (state) degree of exposure to public notice


SamplesThat candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election.


Synonymsvisibility


Broader (hypernym)salience, saliency, strikingness


Narrower (hyponym)low profile

5. profile (location) a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers


Broader (hypernym)cross section


Narrower (hyponym)soil profile


Part holonymhorizon, soil horizon


English verb: profile

1. profile (creation) write about


SamplesThe author of this article profiles a famous painter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

2. profile (creation) represent in profile, by drawing or painting


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent









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