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Definition of "role-playing" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • An instance or situation in which one deliberately acts out or assumes a particular character or role. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "role-playing" in a sentence
  • "When the music and drums stop playing, there is no healing, only ritualistic role-playing that simulates and pretends to remove sickness."
  • "Here's another bookshelf laden with manga, books on history, horror and science fiction novels, and more role-playing game books."
  • "Tabletop role-playing games have been my passion for the last 25 years or so, manga only for the last 15."
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