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Profile vs. Portfolio — What's the Difference?

Profile vs. Portfolio — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Profile and Portfolio

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Profile

A side view of an object or structure, especially of the human head.
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Portfolio

A collection of works or documents that are representative of a person's skills and accomplishments
A photographer's portfolio.
An artist's portfolio of drawings.
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Profile

A representation of an object or structure seen from the side.
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Portfolio

A portable case for holding material, such as loose papers, photographs, or drawings.
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Profile

An outline of an object.
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Portfolio

The office or post of a cabinet member or minister of state.
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Profile

Degree of exposure to public notice; visibility
Preferred to keep a low profile.
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Portfolio

A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.
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Profile

A biographical account presenting the subject's most noteworthy characteristics and achievements.
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Portfolio

A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.
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Profile

A set of characteristics that identify or are thought to identify a particular type of person
The police assembled a profile of the car thief.
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Portfolio

(by extension) The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
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Profile

A formal summary or analysis of data, often in the form of a graph or table, representing distinctive features or characteristics
A biochemical profile of blood.
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Portfolio

(politics) The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.
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Profile

(Geology) A vertical section of soil or rock showing the sequence of the various layers.
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Portfolio

(finance) The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.
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Profile

To draw or shape a profile of.
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Portfolio

(business) A collection of assets; (figurative) any collection of things considered as investments or assets.
I would like to introduce you to our portfolio of services.
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Profile

To produce a profile of
Profiled the singer in a magazine article.
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Portfolio

A range of products.
Product portfolio
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Profile

To engage in the ethnic or racial profiling of (a person).
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Portfolio

A portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc.
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Profile

(countable) The outermost shape, view, or edge of an object.
His fingers traced the profile of the handle.
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Portfolio

Hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of war; to resign the portfolio.
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Profile

(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.
Driver's licenses have a photograph of the person on them, which is in full face if the person is above legal drinking age, or in profile if not.
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Portfolio

A case for carrying papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
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Profile

(countable) A summary or collection of information, especially about a person
Law enforcement assembled a profile of the suspect.
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Portfolio

A list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
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Profile

A specific page 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.
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Portfolio

The role of the head of a government department;
He holds the portfolio for foreign affairs
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Profile

Reputation, prominence; noticeability.
Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high profile.
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Profile

(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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Profile

(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.
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Profile

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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Profile

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

(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.
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Profile

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

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

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

(transitive) To draw in profile or outline.
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Profile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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Profile

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

Biographical sketch
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Profile

Degree of exposure to public notice;
That candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election
He prefers a low profile
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Profile

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

Write about;
The author of this article profiles a famous painter
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Profile

Represent in profile, by drawing or painting
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