scenario

[Sce*na┬Ěri*o]

A scenario is a specific possibility. To plan on playing with a bunch of bear cubs is a scenario a dumb one, but still a scenario.

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A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.

Noun
a postulated sequence of possible events; "planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"

Noun
an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)

Noun
a setting for a work of art or literature; "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"


n.
A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.


Scenario

Sce*na"ri*o , n. [It.] A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.

A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.

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Usage Examples

Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.

When you see a struggle that you may be having personally put on a big screen and in a roomful of people, then it makes you feel less crazy or alone, because you're seeing that other people are dealing with it too. You get to see in this imaginary scenario how people might try and answer some questions or deal with some problems.

As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it.

It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents' apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me.

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Other Usage Examples

We really haven't had very much experience with people funding their retirement out of the stock market, and we don't know, frankly, how it would work under every scenario.

This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here.

Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn't work for very long. It's an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we're building for Canada as a strong place to invest.

Someone once said that history has more imagination than all the scenario writers in the Pentagon, and we have a lot of scenario writers here. No one ever wrote a scenario for commercial airliners crashing into the World Trade Center.

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