: being, relating to, or based on a projection of future events that assumes only the best possible circumstances
a best-case scenario

Examples of best-case in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, that best-case scenario may be coming to fruition. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 In a best-case scenario for the administration, those goals work together. Coral Davenport, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 In a best-case scenario, a child is matched and placed in a home for a trial stay; parents then submit the legal paperwork to formalize the adoption. Sally Ho, Fortune, 6 Nov. 2023 Unavoidable melting occurred in both worst-case and best-case scenarios, in which the most ambitious goal of the Paris Climate Agreement, limiting global warming to 1.6 degrees Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, are met. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 23 Oct. 2023 In a best-case scenario, the Rams in 2025 might find players in the sixth round who are comparable to safety Jordan Fuller and defensive backs Derion Kendrick and Quentin Lake, all sixth-round picks. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 The scary thing is that this assumes a best-case scenario of strong, reasonably competent, cohesive (liberal democratic) nation-states capable of working coherently as units internally and coordinating well internationally. Mustafa Suleyman, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023 In a best-case scenario (for an attacker, that is), the algorithm is 95 percent accurate. WIRED, 12 Aug. 2023 The results cheered Wall Street bulls who called it a best-case scenario. Angel Adegbesan, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of best-case was in 1972

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“Best-case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best-case. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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