Definition of low profile in English:

low profile

Syllabification: low pro·file

noun

[in singular]
  • A position of avoiding or not attracting much attention or publicity: he’s not the sort of politician to keep a low profile
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    • Our contacts warned us to keep a low profile and avoid foreign militants.
    • Uncharacteristically Colin kept a very low profile during his short stay in Dublin this week.
    • The group has always maintained a low profile and did not really have a great need to be visible as a group entity in India.
    Synonyms
    lie low, keep quiet, keep out of the public eye, avoid publicity, keep out of sight

adjective

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  • 1Avoiding attention or publicity: a low-profile campaign
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    • Don't let the low-profile marketing campaign fool you: this is a very good film, and it heralds an emerging directorial talent.
    • He and his mother have been running a bizarre low-profile campaign.
    • According to her, possible security threats against Australians could have been dampened if Canberra had taken a low-profile stance with regard to the U.S.-led campaign against global terrorism.
  • 2(Of an object) lower or slimmer than is usual for objects of its type.
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    • He says development of low-profile projector lamps will also help on saving precious space and mass.
    • Fanner's use of low-profile, quieter fans suggests they share my concerns about cooler noise.
    • Moreover, the prominence of unmanned turrets and overhead mountings will put it at a tactical disadvantage, and crewmen will wish to have a low-profile vehicle, which would be easily concealable.
  • 2.1(Of a motor vehicle tire) of smaller diameter and greater width than usual, for high-performance use.
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    • So the springs and dampers are made firmer, the body sits 1.2in lower and the wheels become hefty 18 in items, with wide, low-profile tyres.
    • Sportiness is achieved, and it even has a reasonable ride despite 17 in wheels and very low-profile tyres.
    • Volvo's head office disagrees and says it is just a feature of driving on low-profile tyres.

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