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profile

1. a view or representation of an object, esp a building, in contour or outline
2. a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock showing the different horizons
3. 
a. a vertical section of part of the earth's crust showing the layers of rock
b. a representation of such a section
4. the outline of the shape of a river valley either from source to mouth (long profile) or at right angles to the flow of the river (cross profile)

Profile

An outline of a form or structure seen or represented from the side, or one formed by a vertical plane passed through an object at right angles to one of its main horizontal dimensions.

profile

[′prō‚fīl]
(geology)
The outline formed by the intersection of the plane of a vertical section and the ground surface. Also known as topographic profile.
Data recorded by a single line of receivers from one shot point in seismic prospecting.
(geophysics)
A graphic representation of the variation of one property, such as gravity, usually as ordinate, with respect to another property, usually linear, such as distance.
(hydrology)
A vertical section of a potentiometric surface, such as a water table.
(petrology)
In structural petrology, a cross section of a homoaxial structure.

profile

1. A guide used to set out brick work or block work accurately.
3. A vertical section of the surface of the ground, or of underlying strata, or both, along any fixed line. On a highway, the profile is usually taken along the center line.
4. In architectural drawing, the outline of a vertical section.
5. British term for batter board.

profile

The orthogonal projection of flight path or a portion on the vertical surface containing the nominal track.

PROFILE

(1)
Simple language for matching and scoring data. "User's Manual for the PROFILE System", Cambridge Computer Assoc (May 1974).

profile

(2)
A control file for a program, especially a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customise the program's behaviour. Used to avoid hard-coded choices (see also dot file, rc file).

profile

(3)
A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar.

profile

(1) A description of an individual, organization, publication or other entity. See user profile and social networking site.

(2) A list of user preferences. See user profile.

(3) A report of processing time spent within the routines of an executing program in order to figure out how to optimize the code for greater efficiency.

(4) A list of parameters read by a program in order to modify its behavior.
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The biophysical profile in patients undergoing cervical ripening by PGE2 prior to induction of labor.
These include the nonreactive NST with normal biophysical profile and the reactive NST with late deceleration.
The biophysical profile is a non-invasive test that predicts the presence or absence of foetal hypoxia and ultimately the risk of foetal death in the antenatal periods.
Minimum biweekly nonstress tests with biophysical profile as backup for nonreactive tests.
Weekly nonstress tests, biophysical profiles, or both, are recommended by ACOG, said Dr.
At least one-third of fetuses show early signs of circulatory deregulation 1 week before biophysical profile deterioration, and in most cases Doppler deterioration preceded biophysical profile deterioration by 1 day.
A biophysical profile (BPP) score of 7 or lower predicts infection-related neonatal outcomes better than any single component of the BPP
Less than 14% had AFI < 2 & 86% had AFI <5 and 34% had high resistance flow and low biophysical profile.
Perinatal outcome with modified biophysical profile.
Should absent or reversed end-diastolic velocity develop (indicating worsening placental vascular resistance and possible stillbirth), and if one or more components of the biophysical profile score are lost, delivery is warranted.
CANCUN, MEXICO - A modified biophysical profile is the best way to monitor a fetus before labor, Dr.
Fetal Biophysical profile was done of the surviving twin twice weekly and revealed no abnormality.