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Noun: plot  plót
  1. A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor";
    - secret plan, game
     
  2. A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    "a bean plot";
    - plot of land, plot of ground, patch, paddock [Austral, NZ]
     
  3. The story that is told in a novel, play or movie etc.
    "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
     
  4. A chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
Verb: plot (plotted,plotting)  plót
  1. Plan secretly, usually something illegal
    "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
     
  2. Make a schematic or technical drawing that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
    - diagram
     
  3. Make a plat of
    "plot the town";
    - plat [N. Amer]
     
  4. Devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
    "the writer is plotting a new novel"

Derived forms: plotting, plotted, plots

Type of: chart, contrive, design, draw, map, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, plan, project, scheme, story, strategy, tract

Encyclopedia: Plot