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plot

noun [C]  us   /plɑt/

plot noun [C] (SECRET PLAN)

a secret plan to do something that is wrong, harmful, or illegal: The police discovered a plot to rob the bank.

plot noun [C] (STORY)

literature the plan or main story of a book, film, play, etc.: The novel has a complicated plot that is sometimes difficult to follow.

plot noun [C] (GROUND)

a small piece of land that has been marked or measured for a particular purpose: a garden plot

plot

verb  us   /plɑt/ (-tt-)

plot verb (MARK)

mathematics [T] to mark a paper or use a computer to show the position of a number or represent a solution to an equation (= mathematical statement) and create a graph (= drawing) [T] To plot something is also to mark or draw lines showing a route on a piece of paper or a map, or to put numbers on a piece of paper to show how amounts are related: He plotted a course between Hawaii and Tahiti. We measured and plotted the amounts of chemicals that were released in the countryside.
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