what-if

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Definition of what-if

: a suppositional question

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what-if adjective

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“What-if.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what-if. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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what-if

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

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