scenario

noun
ADJECTIVE
likely, plausible, possible, realistic

The more likely scenario is that interest rates will rise.

unlikely
common, familiar, typical
future, hypothetical
optimistic, rosy
best-case, ideal, perfect, win-win (esp. AmE)
frightening, grim, pessimistic
apocalyptic, doomsday, nightmare, worst, worst-case
dramatic, interesting
alternative, different
similar
VERB + SCENARIO
consider, imagine
construct, create, develop
describe, outline, paint, present

the scenario painted by some sections of the Western press

offer, propose, suggest
enact, play out

He enjoyed playing out the various scenarios in his own mind.

SCENARIO + VERB
play out (esp. AmE), unfold

Similar scenarios are playing out across the country.

PREPOSITION
in a/the scenario

In a worst-case scenario, the disease will reach epidemic proportions.

under a/the scenario

Under any of these scenarios, the company will run into debt.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • SCÉNARIO — Le terme de scénario (d’un mot italien signifiant «décors») est employé dans le cinéma, mais plus anciennement encore au théâtre et dans la littérature, pour désigner l’intrigue sur laquelle s’appuie un récit en mots, ou en images et en sons.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scenario — Scénario Réalisation audiovisuelle Les différentes étapes L Art Le métier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scenario — 1. The pronunciation is normally si nah ri oh in BrE and si nai r i oh in AmE. The plural form is scenarios. 2. The word came into English from Italian in the late 19c as a term for the outline plot of a play, ballet, novel, etc., and was… …   Modern English usage

  • scenario — ит. [шэна/рио], англ. [сина/рио] scénario фр. [сэнарио/] сценарий …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • scenario — (n.) 1878, sketch of the plot of a play, from It. scenario, from L.L. scenarius of stage scenes, from L. scena scene (see SCENE (Cf. scene)). Meaning imagined situation is first recorded 1962 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scenario — Sce*na ri*o, n. [It.] A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scenarĭo — (ital.), Verzeichniß der aufeinander[40] folgenden Scenen mit wesentlicher Angabe des Inhalts, deren Dialog von den Schauspielern extemporirt wird …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Scenarĭo — (ital., spr. sche ), s. Argument und Scenarium …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • scenario — noun abstract, analysis, brief, capsule, compression, condensation, contents, digest, essence, narrative, outline, plot, recap, recapitulation, report, review, script, sketch, story, sum and substance, summary, synopsis, text Burton s Legal… …   Law dictionary

  • scenario — /ʃe narjo/ s.m. [dal lat. tardo scaenarium spazio per le scene ]. 1. a. (cinem., teatr.) [complesso degli elementi (tavole o tele dipinte, fondale, suppellettili, ecc.) che raffigurano l ambiente in cui si svolge l azione teatrale o… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • scenario — [n] master plan; sequence of events book, outline, pages, plot, résumé, rundown, scheme, sides, sketch, story line, summary, synopsis; concepts 282,283,660 …   New thesaurus

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