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what-if

[hwuht-if, hwot‐, wuht‐, wot‐] /ˈʰwʌtˈɪf, ˈʰwɒt‐, ˈwʌt‐, ˈwɒt‐/
adjective
1.
hypothetical:
a what-if scenario.
noun
2.
a hypothetical case or situation; conjecture:
a series of what-ifs.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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  • Action is more powerful than asking what-if questions.
  • Action is more powerful than asking what-if questions.
British Dictionary definitions for what-if

what-if

noun
1.
(informal) a hypothetical question; speculation one of the great what-ifs of modern history
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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