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sce·nar·i·o(sĭ-nâr′ē-ō′, -när′-, -năr′-)
n. pl. sce·nar·i·os
1. An expected or supposed situation or sequence of events: "It was almost impossible to conceive a scenario in which he would fail to qualify for at least three Olympic events" (Jeremy Schaap).
2. An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.
a. An outline or treatment for a screenplay.
b. A screenplay.
[Italian, scenery, plot outline, from scena, scene, from Latin scaena; see scene.]
n, pl -narios
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a summary of the plot of a play, etc, including information about its characters, scenes, etc
2. a predicted sequence of events: let's try another scenario, involving the demise of democracy.
[C19: via Italian from Latin scēnārium, from scēna; see scene]
sce•nar•i•o(sɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-)
n., pl. -nar•i•os.
1. an outline of the plot of a dramatic work, giving particulars of the scenes, characters, etc.
a. the outline or sometimes the complete script of a motion picture or television program, often with directions for shooting.
3. an imagined sequence of events, esp. any of several detailed plans or possibilities.
[1875–80; < Italian < Latin scēnārium]
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|Noun||1.||scenario - an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)|
|2.||scenario - a setting for a work of art or literature; "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"|
|3.||scenario - a postulated sequence of possible events; "planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"|