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Interface vs. Profile

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Interfacenoun

The point of interconnection or contact between entities.

‘Public relations firms often serve as the interface between a company and the press.’;

Profilenoun

(countable) The outermost shape, view, or edge of an object.

‘His fingers traced the profile of the handle.’;

Interfacenoun

A thin layer or boundary between different substances or two phases of a single substance.

‘If water and oil are mixed together, they tend to separate, and at equilibrium they are in different strata with an oil-water interface in between.’; ‘The surface of a lake is a water-air interface.’;

Profilenoun

(countable) The shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side; a side view.

‘The brooch showed the profile of a Victorian woman.’;

Interfacenoun

(computing) The point of interconnection between systems or subsystems.

‘The data is sent over the air interface to the remote system.’;

Profilenoun

(countable) A summary or collection of information, especially about a person

‘Law enforcement assembled a profile of the suspect.’;

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Interfacenoun

(computing) The connection between a user and a machine.

‘The options are selected via the user interface.’;

Profilenoun

(countable) A specific space or field in which users can provide various types of personal information in software or Internet systems.

‘I just updated my Facebook profile to show I got engaged.’;

Interfacenoun

The connection between parts of software.

‘This interface is implemented by several Java classes.’; ‘Traits are somewhat between an interface and a mixin, as an interface contains only method signatures, while a trait includes also the full method definitions; on the other side mixins include method definitions, but they can also carry state through attributes, while traits usually don't.’;

Profilenoun

(uncountable) Reputation.

Interfacenoun

In object-oriented programming, a piece of code defining a set of operations that other code must implement.

‘The Audio and Video classes both implement the IPlayable interface.’;

Profilenoun

(uncountable) The amount by which something protrudes.

‘Choose a handle with a low profile so it does not catch on things.’;

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Interfacenoun

(biochemistry) The internal surface of a coiled protein (compare exoface).

Profilenoun

(uncountable) Prominence; noticeability.

‘Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high profile.’;

Interfaceverb

(transitive) To construct an interface for.

Profilenoun

(archaeology) A smoothed (e.g., troweled or brushed) vertical surface of an excavation showing evidence of at least one feature or diagnostic specimen; the graphic recording of such as by sketching, photographing, etc.

Interfaceverb

(ambitransitive) To connect through an interface.

Profilenoun

Character; totality of related characteristics; signature; status (especially in scientific, technical, or military uses).

‘What's the thermal profile on that thing?’;

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Interfaceverb

(intransitive) To serve as an interface.

Profilenoun

(architecture) A section of any member, made at right angles with its main lines, showing the exact shape of mouldings etc.

Interfaceverb

To meet for discussion.

‘Let's interface on Wednesday.’;

Profilenoun

(civil engineering) 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.

Interfacenoun

a surface forming a common boundary between two things, especially between two fluids.

Profilenoun

(military slang) An exemption from certain types of duties due to injury or disability.

Interfacenoun

hardware that links one device with another (especially a computer).

Profileverb

(transitive) To create a summary or collection of information about (a person, etc.).

Interfacenoun

That part of a computer program which controls the way a program interacts with a user; the manner of inputting and outputting of data, and the way information is presented on a computer monitor; also called user interface; as, a graphical user interface; a character-based interface.

Profileverb

To act based on such a summary, especially one that is a stereotype; to engage in profiling.

Interfacenoun

(chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)

Profileverb

(transitive) To draw in profile or outline.

Interfacenoun

(computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system

Profileverb

To give a definite form by chiselling, milling, etc.

Interfacenoun

the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other;

‘the interface between chemistry and biology’;

Profileverb

To measure the performance of various parts of (a program) so as to locate bottlenecks.

Interfacenoun

(computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)

Profilenoun

An outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple.

Profilenoun

A human head represented sidewise, or in a side view; the side face or half face.

Profilenoun

A section of any member, made at right angles with its main lines, showing the exact shape of moldings and the like.

Profileverb

to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an architectural member.

Profileverb

To shape the outline of an object by passing a cutter around it.

Profilenoun

an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics;

‘a biochemical profile of blood’; ‘a psychological profile of serial killers’;

Profilenoun

a side view representation of an object (especially a human face)

Profilenoun

biographical sketch

Profilenoun

degree of exposure to public notice;

‘that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election’; ‘he prefers a low profile’;

Profilenoun

a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers

Profileverb

write about;

‘The author of this article profiles a famous painter’;

Profileverb

represent in profile, by drawing or painting

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