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plotnoun [C]

uk   /plɒt/  us   /plɑːt/

plot noun [C] (STORY)

B2 the story of a book, film, play, etc.: The movie has a very simple plot. The plots of his books are basically all the same.
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plot noun [C] (PLAN)

a secret plan made by several people to do something that is wrong, harmful, or not legal, especially to do damage to a person or a government: The plot was discovered before it was carried out. [+ to infinitive] The police have foiled a plot to assassinate the president.
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plot noun [C] (GROUND)

C2 a small piece of land that has been marked or measured for a particular purpose: a vegetable plot There are several plots of land for sale.

plot noun [C] (DIAGRAM)

US a diagram or chart

plotverb

uk   /plɒt/  us   /plɑːt/ (-tt-)

plot verb (MARK)

[T] to mark or draw something on a piece of paper or a map [T] to make marks to show the position, movement, or development of something, usually in the form of lines or curves between a series of points on a map or piece of paper: Radar operators plotted the course of the incoming missile. We've plotted our projected costs for the coming year, and they show a big increase.

plot verb (PLAN)

[I or T] to make a secret plan to do something wrong, harmful, or illegal: The army is plotting the overthrow of the government. I can't believe that he's plotting against his own father. [+ to infinitive] They're plotting (together) to take over the company. [T] humorous to make a secret plan to do something funny or enjoyable to or for someone: [+ to infinitive] They're plotting to play a trick on their brother. He's plotting a surprise party for his wife's birthday.

plot verb (STORY)

[T] to write the plot for something: So far I've only plotted (out) the story in a rough form.
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