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Dictionary definition for: Role

1. (n) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"

2. (n) an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"

3. (n) what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes" "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

4. (n) normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"

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