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profiling

noun

: the act or process of learning information about someone based on what is already known

: the act or practice of regarding particular people as more likely to commit crimes because of their appearance, race, etc.

Full Definition of PROFILING

:  the act or process of extrapolating information about a person based on known traits or tendencies <consumer profiling>; specifically :  the act of suspecting or targeting a person on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior <racial profiling>

First Known Use of PROFILING

1980

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