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noun [C]     /ˈprəʊfaɪl/
a short description of someone or something that gives important and useful details about them: a profile of sb/sth The website lists more than 1,000 profiles of small companies . A recruiting firm can view the candidate profiles, but candidates ' identities are protected until a job offer appears .a credit/financial profile Homes are sold at higher interest rates to consumers with riskier credit profiles.
the amount of public attention that something or someone receives : The company's high profile helped them receive close to $10 million in state and local incentives . The Federation of Master Builders has been working to raise its profile.
keep a low profile to avoid attracting attention to yourself: The company has tried to keep a low profile since the controversy .
→ See also age profile, customer profile, demographic profile, high-profile, low-profile, risk profile
(Definition of profile noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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