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English definition of “role”

role

noun [C]
 
 
/rəʊl/
PURPOSE B2 the job someone or something has in a particular situation: This part of the brain plays an important role in learning.Position and status in groups and organizationsDuty, obligation and responsibility
PLAY/FILM B1 a part in a play or film: In his latest movie, he plays the role of a violent gangster. → See also title roleCasting, roles and scripts
(Definition of role from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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