Acting a character or part within a game or situation. Make sense? Didn't help me much either! So: Role playing is used in training by corporations as well as by larpers for their games. One takes on a persona and acts that part. Usually there is no set script. better? Good
identifying with a character, making choices for a character, speaking for the character, feeling the feelings of the character, etc. playing in a role playing game (RPG).
In psychotherapy, a technique in which the therapist and patient act out scenes, such as a marital confrontation, that are likely to occur outside the therapeutic situation.