What does scenario mean?

Definitions for scenario
sɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-sce·nario

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scenario(noun)

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

  2. scenario(noun)

    a setting for a work of art or literature

    "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"

  3. scenario(noun)

    a postulated sequence of possible events

    "planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"

Wiktionary

  1. scenario(Noun)

    An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.

    Etymology: An word (a derivation of scena), from scaena. See scene.

  2. scenario(Noun)

    A screenplay itself, or an outline or a treatment of it.

    Etymology: An word (a derivation of scena), from scaena. See scene.

  3. scenario(Noun)

    An outline or model of an expected or supposed sequence of events.

    Etymology: An word (a derivation of scena), from scaena. See scene.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scenario(noun)

    a preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera

    Etymology: [It.]

Freebase

  1. Scenario

    A scenario is a synoptical collage of an event or series of actions and events. In the Commedia dell'arte it was an outline of entrances, exits, and action describing the plot of a play that was literally pinned to the back of the scenery. It is also known as canovaccio or "that which is pinned to the canvas" of which the scenery was constructed. Surviving scenarios from the Renaissance contain little other than character names, brief descriptions of action, and references to specific lazzi with no further explanation. It is believed that a scenario forms the basis of a fully improvisational performance though it is also likely that they were simple reminders of the plot for those members of the cast who were literate. Modern commedia troupes most often make use of a script with varying degrees of additional improvisation. 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. that can be expanded later in a fully developed libretto, or script. This sketch can be helpful in "pitching" the idea to a prospective producer, director or composer.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scenario' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4407

How to pronounce scenario?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scenario in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scenario in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of scenario in a Sentence

  1. Khuda Buksh:

    Sensing the precarious scenario of household food insecurity, many male family members have already headed toward nearby urban areas in search of jobs to tackle the emerging situation.

  2. Hikaru Sato:

    The best-case scenario for the market is that the BOJ decides to increase government debt purchases without cutting interest rates further into negative territory, but the BOJ can't save face if it does not cut rates into negative territory after it introduced the negative interest rate policy (in January), so we need to brace for such possibility, too.

  3. Lee Jae-woong:

    The bill was not expected at all, it wasn't even in our worst-case scenario.

  4. Vince Cable:

    I'm beginning to think that Brexit may never happen, the problems are so enormous, the divisions within the two major parties are so enormous I can see a scenario in which this doesn't happen.

  5. Damian Caraballo:

    Caraballo said. Dr. Damian Caraballo was quarantined with his wife and kids in Tampa while awaiting his test results. (Contributed photo) Caraballos nasal test swab was sent out to California where he had to await the results for 6.5 days. Its been frustrated to see other countries -- like South Korea-- have widespread testing and their doctors wearing what looks like spacesuits to treat patients, he said. Meanwhile,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising doctors dealing with a shortage of facemasks to use a bandana or scarf to care for COVID-19 patients as a last resort. Health care professionals without masks in contact with a COVID-19 patient are advised to stay away from work for 14 days, setting up a scenario for many more doctors and nurses to be absent from the frontlines. The CDC recommendations sound like were in athird world country.

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