Role-playing Definition

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roleplaying
noun
The acting out of a behavioral role or assumed character, as in therapy or education to expand awareness of differing points of view, or in certain games.
American Heritage Medicine
A technique in training or psychotherapy in which participants assume and act out roles so as to resolve conflicts, practice appropriate behavior for various situations, etc.
Webster's New World
A kind of sexual activity in which the participants assume and act out roles.
Webster's New World
verb
Role playing is defined as pretending to be someone else or pretending to be in a specific situation that you are not actually in at the time.
An example of role playing is when you pretend that your friend is your boss and you have a practice conversation in which you ask for a raise.
An example of role playing is when you and your spouse pretend to be out on a first date, even though you have been married for ten years.
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Present participle of role-play.

Wiktionary
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of roleplay.
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Singular:
role-playing
Plural:
role-playings

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