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"plot" in British English

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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] (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.
(Definition of plot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plot" in American English

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plotnoun [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

plotverb

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.
(Definition of plot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"plot" in Business English

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plotnoun [C]

uk   /plɒt/ us  
PROPERTY a small piece of land that is intended for a particular purpose: The building plot was valued at £160,000. We are planning to develop a plot of land adjacent to the park.

plotverb [T]

uk   /plɒt/ us   -tt-
to mark or draw something on a piece of paper or a map: The software system makes it possible to plot the exact location of sales vehicles.
GRAPHS & CHARTS 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 piece of paper: We provide a two-dimensional graph where you can plot the current location of your organization and then identify the desired point to which you would like the organization to move.
to make a secret plan to do something: The French building materials giant is plotting a £3bn bid for the troubled UK cement maker.
(Definition of plot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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