Definition of non-player character noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


non-player character

BrE BrE//ˌnɒn ˈpleɪə kærəktə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːn ˈpleɪər kærəktər//
(abbreviation NPC) Video games
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a video game character that is not controlled by a player of the game As the game progresses, more non-player characters are introduced. See related entries: Video games