Meaning of “profiling” in the English Dictionary

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"profiling" in British English

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profilingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈprəʊ.faɪ.lɪŋ/ us /ˈproʊ.faɪ.lɪŋ/

the activity of collecting information about someone, especially a criminal, in order to give a description of them

(Definition of “profiling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"profiling" in Business English

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profilingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈprəʊfaɪlɪŋ/ us

the activity of collecting important and useful details about someone or something:

We have been asked to investigate consumer profiling by online ad firms.

(Definition of “profiling” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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