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noun [countable] profile pronunciation in American English /ˈproʊˌfaɪl/ 
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singularprofile
pluralprofiles
  1. 1
    the public image of a person or organization, and the attention that they get from the public or reporters

    We have done a lot to change the profile of the company.

    raise someone's profile (=increase the attention they get):

    The entire marketing team is trying to raise the author's profile.

    public profile:

    They admit that the public profile of some of the team members is not good.

  2. 2
    a description of a person, group, or organization that contains all the details that someone needs

    It's a history and profile of the Chrysler corporation.

    the social and financial profile of the family

    fit a profile of:

    The buyer of the pick up fit a profile of a guy who was involved in dealing drugs.

    1. b.
      personal details and other information that someone posts about themselves on a social media website or app

      Ensure your child's Facebook profile is set to the "limited visibility" setting.

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