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profiling Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people
  2. verb write about
    profile.
    • The author of this article profiles a famous painter
  3. verb represent in profile, by drawing or painting
    profile.
WordNet

Pro"fil*ing noun
Definitions
  1. (Fort.) 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.

Webster 1913