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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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profile

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

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

(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.
The next morning, a second biophysical profile scored 2/8, but the on-call ObGyn misunderstood the score as 6/8 and scheduled cesarean delivery for noon.
These include the nonreactive NST with normal biophysical profile and the reactive NST with late deceleration.
Component Definition Foetal movement [greater than equal to] Body or Limb Movement Foetal tone One Episode of Active-Extension and Flexion of the Limbs, Opening and Closing of Hand Foetal breathing [greater than or equal to] 1 episode of movements [greater than or equal to] 30 seconds in 30 minutes Amniotic fluid A single 20 mm x 20 mm Pocket is Considered volume Adequate Non stress test 2 Accelerations >15 Beats Per Minute of at Least 15 Seconds Duration Each parameter evaluated in the biophysical profile results from efferent signals originating in different central nervous system centres, which mature at different gestational ages.
Reverse diastolic blood flow is always an indication for delivery, as is severe FGR, repetitive late or variable fetal heart rate decelerations, and a persistent biophysical profile score of 4 or less (with evaluations 6 hours apart).
A study of the biophysical profile (BPP) in PROM showed that a healthy fetus will have a normal BPP despite PROM, and that a decreased score on a BPP is associated with increased likelihood of impending amnionitis.[31] In this study, the presence of a nonreactive stress test and loss of fetal breathing were the most common abnormal variables in the BPP, and no evidence was offered that using a BPP as a first-line antepartum test is preferable to using the BPP as a secondary test in the setting of a nonreactive stress test.
A PREGNANT WOMAN underwent extensive fetal testing, including a biophysical profile, which was normal.
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.
* PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM At the last exam, the ObGyn did not order a sonogram or biophysical profile; nor did he palpate the abdomen.
Belfort prefers to do twice weekly nonstress testing with amniotic fluid index, the so-called modified biophysical profile. This gives him frequent opportunities not only to check the fetus but also to question patients about headache, abdominal pain, visual disturbances, or other complications.
INCLUSION CRITERIA: A Singleton, live non-anomalous term fetus on ultrasonography, modified biophysical profile >6 and delivery occurring within 48 hours of last antenatal surveillance test, that is modified biophysical profile.