nonplay

nonplay

(ˌnɒnˈpleɪ)
n
1. (Sociology) social behaviour that is not classed as play
2. (Theatre) a dramatic composition that is not a play
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Competition can turn play into nonplay if rewards for winning extend beyond the game itself.
As the sport field is increasingly analysed as a business, determining when play finishes and nonplay begins becomes more difficult.
Results from four assessments (PLS, Vocabulary Assessment, highest play level on the PIECES, and percentage of time engaged in exploratory play, pretend play, or nonplay according to the PIECES) are discussed.
An analysis of risk factors associated with nonplay dog bites in Kingston, Jamaica, found that a dog sleeping in a family member's bedroom was a risk factor for biting (relative risk 2.
Examples of such roles are opponents, companions, and nonplay characters (NPCs) in roles that are not fun to play such as shopkeepers, farmers, and victims; cinematographer; dungeon master; plot writer; or game designer.
Using a stopwatch, I timed the intervals, observing and then recording the predominant play or nonplay behavior (as indicated by the POS) and all the peer interaction behaviors (as indicated by the ISBS).
In this chapter, Smith also draws some key distinctions between play and nonplay.
Robinson, along comes Mick Jagger's one-time consort to lend her name to "Benchmark," the most eccentric nonplay this capital has seen in quite some time.
Both theorists and researchers do concur upon a common set of characteristics that distinguish play behaviors from nonplay behaviors for children across all ages, domains, and cultures.
And, then they come back and report happenings in the kitchen on a nonplay day.
However, it is difficult to distinguish play from nonplay.
Each tape was coded independently by two research assistants blind to the study for frequency and duration of the three play categories and one nonplay category which were adapted from Belsky and Most's (1981) hypothesized sequence of development of exploration and play for children ages 7 1/2 months to 21 months.