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English noun: plot

1. plot (cognition) a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)


SamplesThey concocted a plot to discredit the governor.
I saw through his little game from the start.


Synonymsgame, secret plan


Broader (hypernym)scheme, strategy


Narrower (hyponym)cabal, conspiracy, counterplan, counterplot, intrigue, machination

2. plot (location) a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation


SamplesA bean plot.
A cabbage patch.
A briar patch.


Synonymspatch, plot of ground, plot of land


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)bed, garden

3. plot (communication) the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.


SamplesThe characters were well drawn but the plot was banal.


Broader (hypernym)story


Narrower (hyponym)action, plot line, storyline

4. plot (communication) a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object


Broader (hypernym)chart


English verb: plot

1. plot (cognition) plan secretly, usually something illegal


SamplesThey plotted the overthrow of the government.


ExamplesThey plot to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plan


Narrower (hyponym)cabal, complot, conjure, connive, conspire, counterplot, intrigue, machinate, scheme

2. plot (creation) make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed


Synonymsdiagram


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw


Narrower (hyponym)graph

3. plot (cognition) make a plat of


SamplesPlat the town.


Synonymsplat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)map

4. plot (creation) devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)


SamplesThe writer is plotting a new novel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contrive, design, plan, project









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