from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Psychology A therapeutic technique, designed to reduce conflict in social situations, in which participants act out particular behavioral roles in order to expand their awareness of differing points of view.
  • n. An instance or situation in which one deliberately acts out or assumes a particular character or role.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Action in which a person takes on a role (as that of an actor) and pretends or acts out being that character.
  • v. Present participle of role-play.


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