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  • Plot device — A plot device is an element introduced into a story solely to advance or resolve the plot of the story. In the hands of a skilled writer, the reader or viewer will not notice that the device is a construction of the author; it will seem to follow …   Wikipedia

  • plot — plotful, adj. plotless, adj. plotlessness, n. /plot/, n., v., plotted, plotting. n. 1. a secret plan or scheme to accomplish some purpose, esp. a hostile, unlawful, or evil purpose: a plot to overthrow the government. 2. Also called storyline.… …   Universalium

  • plot — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English Date: before 12th century 1. a. a small area of planted ground < a vegetable plot > b. a small piece of land in a cemetery c. a measured piece of land ; lot 2. ground plan …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plot — I. n. 1. Plat, piece of ground. 2. Plan (of a piece of land), draught, sketch, outline. 3. Scheme (especially for a bad purpose), stratagem, conspiracy, intrigue, cabal, machination, plan, project, combination. 4. Story, intrigue. 5. Contrivance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Plot (narrative) — Plot is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, or by coincidence. One is generally interested in how well this pattern of… …   Wikipedia

  • plot# — plot n 1 *plan, design, scheme, project Analogous words: *chart, map, graph 2 Plot, intrigue, machination, conspiracy, cabal are comparable when they mean a secret plan devised to entrap or ensnare others. Plot implies careful planning of details …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Plot immunity — is a phenomenon in fiction (particularly serialized fiction, such as television series and comic books) that allows for major characters ndash; usually the protagonist and/or antagonist ndash; to avoid the consequences of events that would remove …   Wikipedia

  • plot — [plät] n. [ME < OE, piece of land: some meanings infl. by COMPLOT] 1. a small area of ground marked off for some special use [garden plot, cemetery plot] 2. a chart or diagram, as of a building or estate 3. [short for COMPLOT] a secret,… …   English World dictionary

  • form — n 1 Form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration are comparable when they denote the disposition or arrangement of content that gives a particular aspect or appearance to a thing as distinguished from the substance of which that thing is made …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Plot — (pl[o^]t), v. i. 1. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire. Shak. [1913 Webster] The wicked plotteth against the just. Ps. xxxvii. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. To contrive a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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