profile


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Profile \Pro"file\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profiled; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Profiling] [Cf. F. profiler, It. profilare. See
   Profile, n.]
   1. to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an
      architectural member.
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   2. (Mech.) To shape the outline of an object by passing a
      cutter around it.
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   Profiling machine, a jigging machine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Profile \Pro"file\, n. [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a
   thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow,
   and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]
   1. An outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple.
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   2. (Paint & Sculp.) A human head represented sidewise, or in
      a side view; the side face or half face.
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   3.
      (a) (Arch.) A section of any member, made at right angles
          with its main lines, showing the exact shape of
          moldings and the like.
      (b) (Civil Engin.) A drawing exhibiting a vertical section
          of the ground along a surveyed line, or graded work,
          as of a railway, showing elevations, depressions,
          grades, etc.
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