Meaning of “subplot” in the English Dictionary

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"subplot" in British English

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subplotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌb.plɒt/ us /ˈsʌb.plɑːt/

a part of the story of a book or play that develops separately from the main story

(Definition of “subplot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)