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In the Provencal is where we find the etymological origin of the word that we will now address in depth. Specifically that is in the term profile which can be defined as the hem of a fabric.

However, it should be stressed that the aforementioned Provencal word in turn is formed from the union of two Latin parts: the prefix per- which amounts to "step through" and the word filum which means "edge or thread".

It is called profile to pose that only allows visualizing one side of the body Or the expensive of an animal or person. From the perspective of another individual, who is in profile only exhibits a part of his organism (that is, his gaze achieves a perpendicular orientation with respect to who is looking at him).

For example: “I had to take a profile picture to process the identity document”, “Do you see that girl who is in profile? She is friends with my girlfriend ”, “You have the same profile as your father”, "The defendant was recognized for his profile since he has a nose of important dimensions".

In this sense, we find an expression widely used to refer in aesthetic matters to what is known as the Greek profile. A term that comes to define the profile of people whose nose and forehead is a straight line extension. It is important to underline that many citizens, both men and women, who want to undergo an aesthetic operation to wear a more flattering aspect are committed to wanting a profile of this type.

It should be noted that this concept is also used to name the group of characteristic features of someone or something . In the case of human beings, the profile is associated with the personality : “We are looking for a person with a humanist profile to get involved in the area of ​​public relations”, “The coach asked to hire an offensive profile flyer to complete the team”, "Both candidates are similar, although Garcia has a more conservative profile", “I don't like this man's profile to run the company”.

Defined in the field of engineering , profile is a word that identifies a metal bar whose cross section has different shapes (square, round, triangular or other). In geometry On the other hand, profile is that figure whose body exhibits a cut, either real or imaginary, generated by a plane of vertical characteristics.

Likewise, we cannot ignore the fact that the term profile has been generalized for a few years in the computer sector and, specifically, in the Internet. In the field of social networks is where that is used to refer to the name, all the personal information they have and the image that each user presents in the aforementioned web spaces to publicize or show the rest of Internet users.

Thus, for example, on Facebook each person chooses a photograph and a name with which the rest of the contacts will identify them.

The Editorial Profile It is also an Argentine company that publishes newspapers and magazines. Its director is Jorge Fontevecchia and among his most important publications are "News" , "Faces" , "Man" , "Weekly" , "Fortune" and the newspaper "Profile" .

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