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"scenario" in British English

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scenarionoun [C]

uk   /sɪˈnɑː.ri.əʊ/  us   /səˈner.i.oʊ/ (plural scenarios)
  • scenario noun [C] (POSSIBLE EVENT)

C2 a description of possible actions or events in the future: There are several possible scenarios. a horrific/nightmare scenario such as a Third World War

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  • scenario noun [C] (PLAN)

a written plan of the characters and events in a play or film
(Definition of scenario from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scenario" in American English

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scenarionoun [C]

 us   /səˈneər·iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-/ (plural scenarios)
a description of possible events, or a description of the story of a movie, play, or other performance
The worst-case scenario is the worst situation that can be imagined: In the worst-case scenario, the whole coast would be under water.
(Definition of scenario from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"scenario" in Business English

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scenarionoun [C]

uk   us   /sɪˈnɑːriəʊ/
one of several possible situations that could exist in the future: The company had planned for every possible scenario. The most likely scenario is that an investment firm buys the building. The worst case scenario is that nothing improves.
(Definition of scenario from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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