A modeling term
A 'scenario' is a model of something with the data set to certain values.
For instance a spreadsheet might have a scenario that models a profitable business. The data might be 'profit margin', 'turnover', 'fixed cost', 'variable cost'
Then the user sets up different scenarios by adjusting a data value and see what the is the outcome.
A common description of this is a 'What-if scenario'. In larger models such as climate change models running on super-computers, they too would use 'what-if scenarios.
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