what-if

noun
\ ˌhwät-ˈif How to pronounce what-if (audio) , ˌwät-, ˌ(h)wət- \

Definition of what-if

: a suppositional question

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“What-if.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what-if. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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what-if

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English Language Learners Definition of what-if

: a question that asks someone to imagine what might happen or what might have happened

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