• WordNet 3.6
    • n scenario a postulated sequence of possible events "planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"
    • n scenario an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
    • n scenario a setting for a work of art or literature "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scenario A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scenario A skeleton libretto of a dramatic work, giving the general movement of the plot and the successive appearances of the principal characters.
    • n scenario The plot itself of such a work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scenario (she-nä′ri-ō) a skeleton libretto of a dramatic work
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  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -- commitment to a scenario.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The date of this presentation was in 1614; the scenario may be found in Smith's own diary.
"The Old Coast Road" by Agnes Rothery
This book is a scenario of a play for a hundred million people to put on the stage, and for five hundred million people to act.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Somebody who thinks he can sell a moving picture scenario.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
Sometimes Miss Watts assisted with the scenario, sometimes Isabelle was sole author or adapter.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
That is, if they were handled by a practical scenario writer like yourself.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
Can't you give us a scenario of it?
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
She had never given herself airs because of her success in writing scenarios.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
As for the scenario editor and continuity writer, he in a prior condition of life had solicited advertisements for a trade journal.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
They get a scenario or resume of the story, and take orders for the book as if it were really already finished.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
The scenario of "The Singing-Bird" was ready; he had only been waiting because there was no hurry for another play.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
Get somebody to write a scenario around a fighter busting into the drama and playing Shakespeare!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
I've sketched out a bit of a scenario.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
It would make a fine scenario.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Does that impress you as being a likely scenario, Miss Copley?
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
If she only could write scenarios, what a thriller this would make!
"Exit Betty" by Grace Livingston Hill
I mean to write a scenario one day though, it's a money-making game.
"I'll Leave It To You" by Noel Coward
This is a mere scenario of a feud in the wealthiest and best-schooled county of eastern Kentucky.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Things have got so mixed up in your scenario that you cannot frankly go and tell her what a hog he is.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
As for Ruth, she set to work on her scenario, and kept Rebecca Frayne busy with the typewriter, too.
"Ruth Fielding In the Saddle" by Alice B. Emerson
But the scenario must be possible, if I could only get the figures and events juggled about into place.
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick

In poetry:

This thing which would appear to show
A fancy vest scenario,
Is really quite another thing --
A flock of pigeons on the wing.
"Post-Impressionism" by Bert Leston Taylor

In news:

Between 30 and 40 percent of Scala 's customers use its digital signage platform in an advertising-based scenario, says Jeff Porter, the company's executive vice president.
PHILADELPHIA — It's a good news, bad news scenario.
Scenario – The sales team at a dealership continues to report a high rate of customer dissatisfaction with the service department .
The most likely scenario, sources say, is that teams will have a seven-day window to use the amnesty clause this season before opening night and before it goes away until the 2012 offseason.
However, a much more promising rain scenario unfolds into next week.
Ideal for mastering and critical listening scenarios.
It was all part of a simulation designed to give criminal justice students an introduction to assault scenarios.
Long and his students simulated an evolutionary scenario.
This book is fiction, but anyone who reads the list of real servicemen and women being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan knows this scenario is happening.
Remember that emergency infield scenario.
This scenario occurred with the April 7 release of Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles, which hit #6 last week on Amazon but was #33 today.
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the national scenario of tax hikes and spending cuts could have a local effect.
Health care law's future: four scenarios.
It's a common scenario: A security officer makes an arrest and the suspect resists.
While it may seem as if the best-case scenario is to have the auto insurance company deem the car a total loss and write a check, it actually may not be the smartest choice for those who own older cars.

In science:

In §2 we summarize the relevant observations to support the proposed scenario, while in §3 we present the basic scenario.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Crucial to both scenarios is the role which the dilaton or other scalar fields play in the cosmological scenario.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
According to [116], there exists a compactification scenario when the complex geometry can be formulated in terms of Riemann surfaces and this scenario leads exactly to the Seiberg-Witten effective theories .
String Theory or Field Theory?
In Sect.3 we describe the three scenarios of the behaviour of intermediate stage gluons (ISG). J/ψ suppression by ISG in the three scenarios is discussed in Sect. 4.
Simple models of the contribution of intermediate state gluons to J\psi suppression at the CERN SPS
The proposed scenario is fundamentally different from the scenario of Nulsen (2004) or that of Binney (2004) (see also Omma & Binney 2004).
Feedback Heating with Slow Jets in Cooling Flow Clusters
This behavior was used to try to derive whether the exoplanet host star µ Arae is overmetallic from its surface down to its center (overmetallic scenario) or only in its outer layer (accretion scenario).
Asteroseismology of exoplanets host stars: the special case of $\iota$ Horologii (HD17051)
We call this traditional scenario ankle-transition scenario throughout this paper.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
The ankle-transition scenario leads to the neutrino flux much higher than the proton-dip scenario at the highest energy because of a harder injection spectrum.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
The flux difference between the two transition scenarios becomes smaller for a steeper spectrum in the ankle-transition scenario, which is about a factor of 3 at ∼ 1016 and 1020 eV.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
Second, the massive star scenario allows to use a less flat IMF than the scenario invoking AGB stars .
SPINSTARS at low metallicities
Two major evolutionary scenarios are suggested to explain their origin : the Double Degenerate scenario (DD) and the final Helium Shell Flash (FF) scenario (Iben et al. 1996; Renzini 1990).
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
Indeed, all current flux calculations for the Milagro sources assume a gamma-ray production scenario inside the acceleration region and in most scenarios predict photon spectra with cut-offs below 100 TeV.
Prospects for identifying the sources of the Galactic cosmic rays with IceCube
Additionally log files will be presented for each scenario, that can be used for debugging purpose in case of failed scenarios.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
The ability to create scenarios that contain branch points eases this process. A scenario can then contain a section for every message that can be received.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Here, ω ∈ Ω represents the random environmental scenario (event) in the set Ω of all possible environmental scenarios, on the probability space structure, (Ω, F , P).
SDE in Random Population Growth