[noun, verb koun-ter-plot; verb koun-ter-plot] /noun, verb ˈkaʊn tərˌplɒt; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈplɒt/

a directed against another .
Literature. a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of the main theme.
Compare .
verb (used without object), counterplotted, counterplotting.
to devise a counterplot.
verb (used with object), counterplotted, counterplotting.
to against (a or plotter).
a plot designed to frustrate another plot
verb -plots, -plotting, -plotted
(transitive) to oppose with a counterplot
(intransitive) to devise or carry out a counterplot


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