an outline of the plot of a dramatic work, giving particulars as to the scenes, characters, situations, etc.
the outline or the manuscript of a motion picture or television program, giving the action in the order in which it takes place, the description of scenes and characters, etc.
an imagined or projected sequence of events, especially any of several detailed plans or possibilities: One scenario calls for doubling profits by increasing our advertising, the other by reducing costs.
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How to use scenario in a sentence
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of us can readily conjure up horror scenarios by the isolated person acting badly.
Another client, a professor at Georgetown University, submitted requests for scenarios that she had yet to even imagine.
So there are scenarios by which an Obama nominee can succeed.
These are the kinds of uncomfortable and sometimes upsetting scenarios that make the two-year-old web series so enticing.‘High Maintenance,’ Like a Good High, Is Funny and Sometimes Unsettling | Caitlin Dickson | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had never given herself airs because of her success in writing scenarios.Ruth Fielding At College | Alice B. Emerson
He submitted scenarios of several operas to a French poet, and there, for all practical purposes, the business ended.Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
Ruths success as a writer of moving-picture scenarios of the better class had already become established.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross | Alice B. Emerson
One of her romantic scenarios had been screened at the Red Mill and on the picturesque Lumano and along its banks.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross | Alice B. Emerson
He has a staff of eight writers whose sole duty is the preparation of scenarios for production.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications | Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for scenario
a summary of the plot of a play, etc, including information about its characters, scenes, etc
a predicted sequence of events: let's try another scenario, involving the demise of democracy
- scenarist (ˈsiːnərɪst, sɪˈnɑː-), noun
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