scenario - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the best/worst case scenario a projection of a future event based on the best/worst outcome possible

    Printed travel times are nothing more than an estimate of the best-case scenario.

    In the worst-case scenario for investors, months of effort can result in nothing.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 01/12/2015