What is a profile?

Andrey Kim
Andrey Kim
February 27, 2015
What is a profile?

The word "profile" has, depending on the context, several meanings - side view, amount of knowledge, personal page of the Internet user, etc. Let's look at what the profile is in all meanings of the word.

Profile: word meanings

  • Most often, the word "profile" we have to hear in the sense - a side view. In this case, the word can be applied both to the face of a person - "female profile", "cute profile", and in relation to the subject.
  • As a special term "profile" is used in the meaning of - the cross section of the object, surface area, etc. For example, the “profile of a section of the earth’s surface” - from it we can see which layers the earth’s surface consists of.
  • Another meaning of the word "profile" is a set of main features that are characteristic of a particular profession, specialty, etc. For example, "specialist general", "educational institution engineering profile."
  • The word "profile" also has a modern meaning: a profile today is the personal page of an Internet user on a service. For example, "profile in Odnoklassniki" ("Odnoklassniki" - social network).
  • And finally, there is another special meaning of the word profile used in production. In this case, the term "profile" is used to refer to the product obtained by pressing and molding between the rollers. For example, "metal profile", "profile metal rolling".