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Meaning of role-playing

role-play•ing

Pronunciation: (rōl'plā"ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a method of instruction or psychotherapy aimed at changing attitudes and behavior, in which participants act out designated roles relevant to real-life situations.
  2. the modifying of a person's behavior to accord with a desired personal image, as to impress others or conform to a particular environment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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