role transition (social role transition)

(noun) Moving from one role to another one.

Example: When people get married or have a child they transition roles.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: role transitions
  • The terms role transition and social role transition are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant form: role-transition
  • Role transition used in a sentence: My role transition from a university student to a professional teacher was difficult.

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