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profile (n.) 1650s, "a drawing of the outline of anything," from It. profilo "a drawing in outline," from profilare "to draw in outline," from pro- "forth" (see PRO- (Cf. pro-)) + filare "draw out, spin," from L.L. filare "to spin, draw out a line," from filum "thread" (see FILE (Cf. file) (v.)). Meaning "biographical sketch, character study" is from 1734. The verb is 1715, "to represent in profile," from the noun. Meaning "to summarize a person in writing" is from 1948. Profiling in the racial/ethnic stereotyping sense is recorded from c.1991.

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