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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Italian
Origin: Latin scaenarium, from scaena; SCENE

scenario

noun
     
sce‧na‧ri‧o plural scenarios [countable]
1 a situation that could possibly happen:
Imagine a scenario where only 20% of people have a job.
possible/likely/plausible scenario
Under a likely scenario, world population will double by 2050.
a possible scenario
worst-case/nightmare scenario (=the worst possible situation)
The worst-case scenario was that he would have to have an operation.
2A technical a written description of the characters, place, and things that will happen in a film, play etc
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