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[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"
[n] normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
[n] what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
[n] an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"


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Misc. Definitions

\R[^o]le\, n. [F. See {Roll}.] A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the r[^o]le of philanthropist. {Title r[^o]le}, the part, or character, which gives the title to a play, as the part of Hamlet in the play of that name.

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