Definition - Role

TBR: From the Functions COP perspective, roles are positions or parts that people play in performing KM Functions. See also responsibilities, competences, knowledge, skills and behaviors (and abilities)

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Role - EXTRACT of selected entries

  • “a part or character played by an actor or actress.”
  • “proper or customary function: the teacher's role in society.”
  • “Sociology .the rights, obligations, and expected behavior patterns associated with a particular social status.”
  • psychol the part playedby a person in a particular social setting, influenced by his expectation of what is appropriate” – World English Dictionary
  • “usual or customary function: what is his role in the organization?” – World English Dictionary
  • a socially prescribed pattern of behavior usually determined by an individual's status in a particular society”– Medical Dictionary
  • The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual.” – Medical Dictionary

capacity, position, responsibility, duty.”