Adjective "profiling" definition and examples

(Profiling may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The recording and analysis of a person's psychological and behavioural characteristics, so as to assess or predict their capabilities in a certain sphere or to assist in identifying categories of people.
  1. 'the police are building up a comprehensive system of offender profiling to assist in the hunt for murderers and rapists'
  2. 'That's been the biggest nut to crack with selling psychological profiling.'
  3. 'In their search for the sniper, police are relying on psychological profiling to better understand and predict what's going through the sniper's mind.'
  4. 'The Israelis also use ethnic and behavioral profiling to spot everything from mules - unwitting accomplices who carry lethal devices - to suicide bombers.'
  5. 'Now, I have spoken to FBI profilers and it is a fascinating subject, but psychological profiling has a relatively limited application.'
  6. 'This is the second myth of ID checks: that identification combined with profiling can be an indicator of intention.'

More definitions

1. the use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling.

2. the use of these characteristics to determine whether a person may be engaged in illegal activity, as in racial profiling. profile [proh-fahyl] /ˈproʊ faɪl/ Spell Syllables noun

1. the outline or contour of the human face, especially the face viewed from one side.

2. a picture or representation of the side view of a head.

3. an outlin

More examples(as adjective)

"emphases can be profiling."