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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A psychotherapeutic technique in which people are assigned roles to be played spontaneously within a dramatic context devised by a therapist in order to understand the behavior of people with whom they have difficult interactions.
  • noun A dramatization in which this technique is employed.
  • noun An event, social interaction, or narrative that manifests psychological forces or problems.

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  • noun A form of psychotherapy in which a patient acts a role in a context devised by a psychotherapist.
  • noun A drama in this form.

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