Profile vs Portfolio - What's the difference?

profile | portfolio |


As nouns the difference between profile and portfolio

is that profile is (countable) the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object while portfolio is a case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.

As a verb profile

is to create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

profile

Noun

  • (countable) the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object
  • His fingers traced the profile of the handle.
  • (countable) The shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side; a side view.
  • The brooch showed the profile of a Victorian woman.
  • (countable) A summary or collection of information, especially about a person
  • Law enforcement assembled a profile of the suspect.
  • (countable) a specific space or field in which users can provide various types of personal information in software or Internet systems
  • I just updated my Facebook profile to show I got engaged.
  • (uncountable) reputation
  • (uncountable) the amount by which something protrudes
  • Choose a handle with a low profile so it does not catch on things.
  • (uncountable) prominence; noticeability
  • Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high profile .
  • (archaeology) A smoothed (e.g., troweled or brushed) vertical surface of an excavation showing evidence of at least one feature or diagnostic specimen; the graphic recording of such as by sketching, photographing, etc.
  • Character; totality of related characteristics; signature; status (especially in scientific, technical, or military uses).
  • What's the thermal profile on that thing?
  • (architecture) A section of any member, made at right angles with its main lines, showing the exact shape of mouldings etc.
  • (civil engineering) A drawing exhibiting a vertical section of the ground along a surveyed line, or graded work, as of a railway, showing elevations, depressions, grades, etc.
  • Antonyms

    * (print mode or selection ) portrait

    Verb

    (profil)
  • to create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person
  • to act based on such a summary; especially, to act on a stereotype. See profiling.
  • Anagrams

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    portfolio

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.
  • The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
  • (politics) The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.
  • The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.
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  • A collection of assets generally.
  • I would like to introduce you to our portfolio of services.

    See also

    * curriculum vitae * repertoire ----