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Worst-case scenario definition

What is the definition of "worst-case scenario"? 
Worst-case scenario is a term used to describe the most severe possible outcomes that can be projected to occur in a given situation. A scenario is a projection of how the future may unfold based on current information. The worst-case is a type of scenario designed to anticipate the downside possibilities.

Worst-case scenarios are often used in strategic planning to prepare for and minimize contingencies that could result in accidents, quality problems or other issues. 
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