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Outline vs. Profile

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Outlinenoun

A line marking the boundary of an object figure.

Profilenoun

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

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

Outlinenoun

The outer shape of an object or figure.

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.’;

Outlinenoun

A sketch or drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.

Profilenoun

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

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

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Outlinenoun

A general description of some subject.

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.’;

Outlinenoun

A statement summarizing the important points of a text.

Profilenoun

(uncountable) Reputation.

Outlinenoun

A preliminary plan for a project.

‘the outline of a speech’;

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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Outlinenoun

A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.

Profilenoun

(uncountable) Prominence; noticeability.

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

Outlinenoun

(fishing) A setline or trotline.

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.

Outlineverb

(transitive) To draw an outline of.

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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Outlineverb

(transitive) To summarize.

‘Wikipedia items featuring books usually outline them after giving their background.’;

Profilenoun

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

Outlinenoun

The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour.

‘Painters, by their outlines, colors, lights, and shadows, represent the same in their pictures.’;

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.

Outlinenoun

Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, discourse, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.

‘But that larger grief . . .Is given in outline and no more.’;

Profilenoun

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

Outlineverb

To draw the outline of.

Profileverb

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

Outlineverb

Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of thought), for which the details need to be added; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.

Profileverb

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

Outlinenoun

the line that appears to bound an object

Profileverb

(transitive) To draw in profile or outline.

Outlinenoun

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Profileverb

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

Outlinenoun

a schematic or preliminary plan

Profileverb

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

Outlineverb

describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of;

‘sketch the outline of the book’; ‘outline his ideas’;

Profilenoun

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

Outlineverb

draw up an outline or sketch for something;

‘draft a speech’;

Profilenoun

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

Outlineverb

trace the shape of

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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