What is plot?

  • (verb): Plan secretly, usually something illegal.
    Example: "They plotted the overthrow fo the government"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on plot, plots:

Babington Plot - Mary's Imprisonment
... her abdication from the throne of Scotland in 1567, she became the focus of numerous plots and intrigues to restore England to the Catholic fold ... against the queen, even if the claimant were ignorant of the plot, would be excluded from the line and executed ... which provided for the execution of anyone who would benefit from the death of the Queen if a plot against her was discovered ...
Q-Q Plot - Interpretation
... The points plotted in a Q–Q plot are always non-decreasing when viewed from left to right ... two distributions being compared are identical, the Q–Q plot follows the 45° line y = x ... values in one of the distributions, then the Q–Q plot follows some line, but not necessarily the line y = x ...
Bresenham's Line Algorithm - Derivation - Algorithm
... plot(x0,y0, x1,y1) dx=x1-x0 dy=y1-y0 D = 2*dy - dx plot(x0,y0) y=y0 for x from x0+1 to x1 if D > 0 y = y+1 plot(x,y) D = D + (2*dy-2*dx) else plot(x,y) D = D + (2*dy) Running this algorithm for ...
Zoltan, Hound Of Dracula (film) - Plot
... Zoltan opens another coffin shaken loose from the crypt, this one holding the body of an innkeeper, Nalder, who once owned the crypt ... Zoltan removes the stake from the innkeeper's chest, reanimating the innkeeper ...
Les Misérables - Plot - Volume II – Cosette
... Valjean arrives at Montfermeil on Christmas Eve ... He finds Cosette fetching water in the woods alone and walks with her to the inn ...

More definitions of "plot":

  • (noun): The story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc..
    Example: "The characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
  • (verb): Make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed.
    Synonyms: diagram
  • (noun): A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation.
    Example: "A bean plot"
    Synonyms: plot of ground, patch
  • (noun): A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal).
    Example: "They concocted a plot to discredit the governor"
    Synonyms: secret plan, game
  • (verb): Make a plat of.
    Synonyms: plat
  • (noun): A chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object.

Famous quotes containing the word plot:

    We have defined a story as a narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence. A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality. “The king died and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. The time sequence is preserved, but the sense of causality overshadows it.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    There saw I how the secret felon wrought,
    And treason labouring in the traitor’s thought,
    And midwife Time the ripened plot to murder brought.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)

    There comes a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given him to till.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)