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Status vs. Role — What's the Difference?

Status vs. Role — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Status and Role

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Status

Relative social or professional position; standing
An improvement in the status of women

Role

A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It is an expected or free or continuously changing behavior and may have a given individual social status or social position.

Status

The situation at a particular time during a process
An update on the status of the bill

Role

Also rôle A character or part played by a performer.

Status

Position relative to that of others; standing
Her status is that of a guest.
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Role

The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual.

Status

High standing; prestige
A position of status in the community.

Role

A function or position.

Status

(Law) The legal character or condition of a person or thing
The status of a minor.

Role

(Linguistics) The function of a word or construction, as in a sentence.

Status

The state of affairs; the situation
What is the status of the negotiations?.

Role

A character or part played by a performer or actor.
My neighbor was the lead role in last year's village play.
Her dream was to get a role in a Hollywood movie, no matter how small.

Status

A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.
Superstition is highly correlated with economic status.

Role

The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.
The role of women has changed significantly in the last century.

Status

Or high standing.

Role

The function or position of something.
Local volunteers played an important role in cleaning the beach after the oil spill.
What role does the wax in your earhole fulfill?

Status

A situation or state of affairs.
What's the status of the investigation?
New York is known for its status as a financial center.

Role

Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes
The project manager role is responsible for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her assigned tasks.

Status

(legal) The legal condition of a person or thing.

Role

(grammar) The function of a word in a phrase.

Status

The state (of a Canadian First Nations person) of being registered under the Indian Act.
He is a status Indian.

Role

(object-oriented) In the Raku programming language, a code element akin to an interface, used for composition of classes without adding to their inheritance chain.

Status

(social networking) A function of some instant messaging applications, whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users, if they attempt to make contact.
I'm just about to update my status to "busy".

Role

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 rôle of philanthropist.

Status

(medicine) Short for status asthmaticus.}}

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

Status

State; condition; position of affairs.

Role

An actor's portrayal of someone in a play;
She played the part of Desdemona

Status

The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;
He had the status of a minor
The novel attained the status of a classic
Atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life

Role

What something is used for;
The function of an auger is to bore holes
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Status

A state at a particular time;
A condition (or state) of disrepair
The current status of the arms negotiations

Role

Normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting;
What is your role on the team?

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