scenario

  

Definition

Internally consistent verbal picture of a phenomenon, sequence of events, or situation, based on certain assumptions and factors (variables) chosen by its creator. Scenarios are used in estimating the probable effects of one or more variables, and are an integral part of situation analysis and long-range planning. The name comes from a script used in film/television industry that contains all the details on the appearance of characters, scenes, and the sequence of episodes.

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  • In the new scenario two actors will have to pretend to be engaged to each other and having an argument, even though they are not involved with each other.

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  • Sometimes everything will go wrong with your business at once and if you are in that scenario you must keep a cool head.

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  • The boss called all his employees into a company meeting because he wanted to discuss a scenario that may cause them to lose their jobs.

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