Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An expected or supposed situation or sequence of events.
  • noun An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.
  • noun An outline for a screenplay.
  • noun A treatment for a screenplay.
  • noun A screenplay.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A skeleton libretto of a dramatic work, giving the general movement of the plot and the successive appearances of the principal characters.
  • noun The plot itself of such a work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.
  • noun A screenplay itself, or an outline or a treatment of it.
  • noun An outline or model of an expected or supposed sequence of events.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
  • noun a setting for a work of art or literature
  • noun a postulated sequence of possible events

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, scenery, plot outline, from scena, scene, from Latin scaena; see scene.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

An Italian word (a derivation of scena ("scene")), from Latin scaena. See scene.

Examples

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    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology: This report includes what we term scenario forecasts.

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  • This season the pressure is still there, but of a different kind as it is merely a case of handling the title scenario, and not coping with everything else also going on in the background.

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  • Pretty soon the safest living creature in this scenario is the _____________ (fill in game species here).

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  • Pretty soon the safest living creature in this scenario is the _____________ (fill in game species here).

    On Hunting Accidents and Jail Time

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