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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plot subordinate to the main plot of a literary work or film. Also called counterplot, underplot.
  • n. A subdivision of a plot of land, especially a plot used for experimental purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plot within a story, subsidiary to the main plot.
  • n. A subdivision of a plot of land, especially one used for an agricultural experiment.

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