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Noun role has 4 senses
- function, office, part, role - 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"
--1 is a kind of duty
--1 has particulars:
- character, role, theatrical role, part, persona - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
--2 is a kind of portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation
--2 has particulars:
- function, purpose, role, use - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
--3 is a kind of utility, usefulness
--3 has particulars: raison d'etre
- role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
--4 is a kind of activity
--4 has particulars: gender role; position