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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Profile  \Pro"file\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Profiled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Profiling}]  [Cf.  F.  profiler,  It  profilare  See 
  {Profile},  n.] 
  1.  to  draw  the  outline  of  to  draw  in  profile,  as  an 
  architectural  member. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  To  shape  the  outline  of  an  object  by  passing  a 
  cutter  around  it 
 
  {Profiling  machine},  a  jigging  machine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Profile  \Pro"file\,  n.  [It.  profilo,  fr  L.  pro  before  +  filum  a 
  thread,  an  outline,  shape:  cf  F.  profil.  See  {File}  arow, 
  and  cf  {Purfle},  {Purl},  a  fringe.] 
  1.  An  outline,  or  contour;  as  the  profile  of  an  apple. 
 
  2.  (Paint  &  Sculp.)  A  human  head  represented  sidewise,  or  in 
  a  side  view;  the  side  face  or  half  face. 
 
  3. 
  a  (Arch.)  A  section  of  any  member,  made  at  right  angles 
  with  its  main  lines,  showing  the  exact  shape  of 
  moldings  and  the  like 
  b  (Civil  Engin.)  A  drawing  exhibiting  a  vertical  section 
  of  the  ground  along  a  surveyed  line  or  graded  work 
  as  of  a  railway,  showing  elevations,  depressions, 
  grades,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  profile 
  n  1:  a  graph  representing  the  extent  to  which  something  exhibits 
  various  characteristics 
  2:  a  side  view  representation  of  an  object  (especially  a  human 
  face) 
  3:  biographical  sketch 
  4:  a  vertical  section  of  the  Earth's  crust  showing  the 
  different  horizons  or  layers 
  v  1:  write  about:  "The  author  of  this  article  profiles  a  famous 
  painter" 
  2:  represent  in  profile,  by  drawing  or  painting 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  profile  n.  1.  A  control  file  for  a  program,  esp.  a  text  file 
  automatically  read  from  each  user's  home  directory  and  intended  to  be 
  easily  modified  by  the  user  in  order  to  customize  the  program's  behavior. 
  Used  to  avoid  {hardcoded}  choices  (see  also  {dot  file},  {rc  file}). 
  2.  [techspeak]  A  report  on  the  amounts  of  time  spent  in  each  routine  of  a 
  program,  used  to  find  and  {tune}  away  the  {hot  spot}s  in  it  This  sense 
  is  often  verbed.  Some  profiling  modes  report  units  other  than  time  (such 
  as  call  counts)  and/or  report  at  granularities  other  than  per-routine, 
  but  the  idea  is  similar.  3.[techspeak]  A  subset  of  a  standard  used  for 
  a  particular  purpose.  This  sense  confuses  hackers  who  wander  into  the 
  weird  world  of  ISO  standards  no  end! 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PROFILE 
 
  Simple  language  for  matching  and  scoring  data.  "User's  Manual 
  for  the  PROFILE  System",  Cambridge  Computer  Assoc  (May  1974). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  profile 
 
  1.  A  control  file  for  a  program,  especially  a  text  file 
  automatically  read  from  each  user's  home  directory  and 
  intended  to  be  easily  modified  by  the  user  in  order  to 
  customise  the  program's  behaviour.  Used  to  avoid  {hard-coded} 
  choices  (see  also  {dot  file},  {rc  file}). 
 
  2.  A  report  on  the  amounts  of  time  spent  in  each  routine  of  a 
  program,  used  to  find  and  {tune}  away  the  {hot  spot}s  in  it 
  This  sense  is  often  verbed.  Some  profiling  modes  report  units 
  other  than  time  (such  as  call  counts)  and/or  report  at 
  granularities  other  than  per-routine,  but  the  idea  is  similar. 
 
 




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