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profilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.faɪl/  us   /ˈproʊ-/

profile noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)

B2 a short description of someone's life, work, character, etc.
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profile noun [C] (ATTENTION)

C1 the amount of public attention and notice that something receives: We need to increase our company's profile in Asia. There is a growing number of women in high-profile positions (= positions where they are noticed) in the government.
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profile noun [C] (SIDE VIEW)

a side view of a person's face: Drawing profiles is somehow easier than drawing the full face. a strong profile The actor is photographed in profile, smoking a cigarette.
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verb [T] uk   us  
Every week in the books section of the paper they profile a different author.
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