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Definition of "profiling" []

  • The practice of categorizing people and predicting their behaviour according to particular characteristics such as race or age (noun)
  • The forensic science of constructing an outline of a person's individual characteristics (noun)

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  • In the construction of fieldworks, the erection at proper intervals of wooden profiles, to show to the workmen the sectional form of the parapets at those points. (noun)
  • Present participle of profile. (verb)

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Use "profiling" in a sentence
  • "RON: No. Actually, the problem with the term profiling I think is the semantics behind it and the fact that most people would interpret profiling as racial or ethnic profiling."
  • "More specifically, the term profiling is often used in a context that renders it analogous to discrimination."
  • "This is, after all, a sportswriter who made his name profiling adventurers who lived on the edge, a guy's guy who apparently doesn't feel so tough inside."