/səˈnerijoʊ, Brit səˈnɑːriəʊ/ noun, pl -ios [count]
1 : a description of what could possibly happen

A possible scenario would be that we move to the city.

The most likely scenario is that he goes back to school in the fall.

The best-case scenario would be for us to finish the work by tomorrow.

In the worst-case scenario, we would have to start the project all over again.

2 formal : a written description of a play, movie, opera, etc.

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  • sce|nar|i|o — «sih NAIR ee oh, NAHR », noun, plural i|os. 1. the outline of a motion picture, giving the main facts about the scenes, persons, and acting. 2. the outline of any play, opera, or theatrical work: »The two men met, and the scenario for La Chambre” …   Useful english dictionary

  • sce|nar|ist — «sih NAIR ihst, NAHR », noun. a person who writes scenarios …   Useful english dictionary

  • sce — homo·sce·das·tic; in·sce·na·tion; mac·ro·sce·lid·i·dae; para·sce·ni·um; pro·sce·ni·um; ra·sce·ta; SCE; sce·lop·o·rus; sce·nar·io·ist; sce·nar·ist; sce·nar·ize; sce·na·ry; sce·nery; sce·nery·less; sce·ni·cal; sce·ni·cal·ly; sce·nite; sce·no·graph; …   English syllables

  • nar — ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·i·nar; ac·i·nar·i·ous; ac·ti·nar·ia; ad·es·se·nar·i·an; al·cy·o·nar·ia; al·ter·nar·ia; amil·le·nar·i·an; an·ten·nar·ia; an·ti·the·nar; ar·e·nar·ia; ar·e·nar·i·ous; arun·di·nar·ia; at·ti·tu·di·nar·i·an; bi·pin·nar·ia;… …   English syllables

  • scenario — sce·nar·io …   English syllables

  • scenario — sce•nar•i•o [[t]sɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, ˈnɑr [/t]] n. pl. nar•i•os 1) mad sbz an outline of the plot of a dramatic work, giving particulars of the scenes, characters, etc 2) a) sbz the outline or sometimes the complete script of a motion picture or… …   From formal English to slang

  • scenario — sce|nar|i|o [ sə neri,ou ] noun count * 1. ) a situation that could possibly happen: The most likely scenario is that Brooks will resign. I am trying to think of all the possible scenarios. worst case scenario: In the worst case scenario, we ll… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scenarioist — sce·nar·io·ist …   English syllables

  • scenarist — sce·nar·ist …   English syllables

  • scenarize — sce·nar·ize …   English syllables

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