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what-if

n
informal a hypothetical question; speculation: one of the great what-ifs of modern history.
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what-if

(ˈʰwʌtˈɪf, ˈʰwɒt-, ˈwʌt-, ˈwɒt-)
adj.
1. hypothetical: a what-if scenario.
n.
2. a hypothetical case or situation.
[1980–85]
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