Definition of profiler in English:



  • 1A person who records and analyses someone's psychological and behavioural characteristics, so as to assess or predict their capabilities or to assist in identifying categories of people.

    ‘psychological profilers are being used to help officers build a picture of the attacker’
    ‘certain men have been targeted by our profilers and asked to provide DNA samples’
    • ‘As a profiler, I'm interested in the reduction of crime and victims in all parts of the world.’
    • ‘He is an FBI profiler working on a murder case.’
    • ‘As a profiler, most of her work was conducted in the office, not the field.’
    • ‘The investigating team were by now receiving advice from a geographic profiler.’
    • ‘As a criminal profiler it was dangerous and it wasn't pleasant, but she loved it.’
    • ‘They clearly have talked to the FBI profilers.’
    • ‘He is a psychological profiler.’
    • ‘As professional profiler, Max suspects that the mastermind is a frustrated academic.’
    • ‘You have been a profiler for years with the FBI.’
    • ‘Data miners and consumer profilers are able to produce detailed pictures of the tastes and habits of increasing numbers of consumers.’
  • 2An instrument or device for making scientific measurements, for example of the atmosphere or physical features.

    ‘a wind profiler for winds in the upper atmosphere’
    ‘pavement roughness may be measured by laser profilers’
    • ‘The laser profiler is a more accurate and versatile instrument.’
    • ‘Today's laser profilers measure not only roughness but also rutting and texture.’
    • ‘The measurement of roughness is not limited to laser profilers.’
    • ‘The sub-bottom profiler emits sound pulses that bounce back from objects deep in the ocean floor.’
    • ‘Most laser profilers produce an independent roughness statistic for each wheel path.’
    • ‘Turbulence was investigated using a portable flux profiler.’
    • ‘Choosing the correct digitization for a beam profiler depends on the application.’
    • ‘The measurements were obtained by using the multi-laser profiler.’
    • ‘Thirteen lasers are usually fitted to a multi-laser profiler.’
    • ‘When I run the system profiler they are both recognized correctly.’