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SCENARIO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scenario mean? 

SCENARIO (noun)
  The noun SCENARIO has 3 senses:

1. an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
2. a setting for a work of art or literature
3. a postulated sequence of possible events

  Familiarity information: SCENARIO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCENARIO (noun)


Sense 1scenario [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("scenario" is a kind of...):

book; playscript; script (a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance)


Sense 2scenario [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A setting for a work of art or literature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context example:

the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror

Hypernyms ("scenario" is a kind of...):

scene; setting (the context and environment in which something is set)


Sense 3scenario [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A postulated sequence of possible events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack

Hypernyms ("scenario" is a kind of...):

assumption; premise; premiss (a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn)


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