whatif

what-if

[hwuht-if, hwot‐, wuht‐, wot]
adjective
1.
hypothetical: a what-if scenario.
noun
2.
a hypothetical case or situation; conjecture: a series of what-ifs.

Origin:
1980–85

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what-if
 
n
informal a hypothetical question; speculation: one of the great what-ifs of modern history

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