worst-case

adjective
\ ˈwərst-ˈkās How to pronounce worst-case (audio) \

Definition of worst-case

: involving, projecting, or providing for the worst possible circumstances or outcome of a given situation a worst-case scenario

First Known Use of worst-case

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Worst-case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worst-case. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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