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scenario meaning

EN[sɛˈnɑːɹiəʊ] [sɪˈnɛəɹioʊ] [səˈneːɹiəʉ]
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  • In the performing arts, a scenario (from Italian: that which is pinned to the scenery; pronounced [*ʃeˈnäːrjo]) is a synoptical collage of an event or series of actions and events.
  • Surviving scenarios from the Renaissance contain little other than character names, brief descriptions of action, and references to specific lazzi with no further explanation.
  • In the creation of an opera or ballet, a scenario is often developed initially to indicate how the original source, if any, is to be adapted and to summarize the aspects of character, staging, plot, etc.
FR scénario

    Definition of scenario in English Dictionary

  • NounPLscenarios
    1. An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.
      1. A screenplay itself, or an outline or a treatment of it.
        1. An outline or model of an expected or supposed sequence of events.
          1. Hearts were keen to avoid a repeat of the scenario at this stage of last season's competition, when they found themselves two goals down inside the opening quarter of an hour.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Warnock admitted it would be the ideal scenario if he received a Carling Cup winners' medal as well as an England call-up  [ …] .
          • This pattern (i.e., old origin and more recent diversification) suggests a scenario of replacement in carnivory among polyneopterous insects.
          • President Bush laid out the scenario we face if the United States decides to cut and run.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        1. en scenarios
        2. en scenarioize
        3. en scenarioist
        4. en scenarioized
        5. en scenarioizes
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Grammatically, this word "scenario" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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