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Drama vs. Plot

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Dramanoun

A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

Plotnoun

(authorship) The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

Dramanoun

Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

Plotnoun

An area or land used for building on or planting on.

Dramanoun

Theatrical plays in general

Plotnoun

A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.

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Dramanoun

A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

Plotnoun

A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable.

‘The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.’; ‘The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.’;

Dramanoun

(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Dramanoun

A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

‘A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.’;

Plotnoun

Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

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Dramanoun

A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

‘Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past,A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offspring is the last.’; ‘The drama and contrivances of God's providence.’;

Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Dramanoun

Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Plotverb

(transitive) To conceive (a crime, etc).

‘They had plotted a robbery.’;

Dramanoun

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

‘he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway’;

Plotverb

(transitive) To trace out (a graph or diagram).

‘They plotted the number of edits per day.’;

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Dramanoun

an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Plotverb

(transitive) To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

‘Every five minutes they plotted their position.’;

Dramanoun

the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Plotverb

(intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

‘They were plotting against the king.’;

Dramanoun

the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Plotnoun

A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.

Dramanoun

a play for theatre, radio, or television

‘a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem’;

Plotnoun

A plantation laid out.

Dramanoun

plays as a genre or style of literature

‘Renaissance drama’;

Plotnoun

A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.

Dramanoun

the activity of acting

‘drama school’; ‘teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils’;

Plotnoun

Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.

‘I have overheard a plot of death.’; ‘O, think what anxious moments pass betweenThe birth of plots and their last fatal periods!’;

Dramanoun

an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

‘a hostage drama’; ‘an afternoon of high drama at Wembley’;

Plotnoun

A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

‘And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.’;

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c.

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Plotnoun

In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

‘If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as springs from the subject, then the winding up of the plot must be a probable consequence of all that went before.’;

Plotverb

To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.

‘This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.’;

Plotverb

To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.

‘The wicked plotteth against the just.’;

Plotverb

To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.

‘The prince did plot to be secretly gone.’;

Plotverb

To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.

Plotnoun

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);

‘they concocted a plot to discredit the governor’; ‘I saw through his little game from the start’;

Plotnoun

a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;

‘a bean plot’; ‘a cabbage patch’; ‘a briar patch’;

Plotnoun

the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.;

‘the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal’;

Plotnoun

a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

Plotverb

plan secretly, usually something illegal;

‘They plotted the overthrow fo the government’;

Plotverb

make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed

Plotverb

make a plat of;

‘Plat the town’;

Plotnoun

a plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful

‘there's a plot to overthrow the government’;

Plotnoun

the main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence

‘the plot consists almost entirely of a man and woman falling in love’; ‘he outlined his idea for a movie plot’;

Plotnoun

a small piece of ground marked out for a purpose such as building or gardening

‘a vegetable plot’;

Plotnoun

a graph showing the relation between two variables.

Plotnoun

a diagram, chart, or map.

Plotverb

secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action)

‘the two men are serving sentences for plotting a bomb campaign’; ‘brother plots against brother’;

Plotverb

devise the sequence of events in (a play, novel, film, or similar work)

‘in a crime story you have to plot carefully to achieve the surprise at the end’; ‘she would plot a chapter as she drove’;

Plotverb

mark (a route or position) on a chart

‘he started to plot lines of ancient sites’;

Plotverb

mark out or allocate (points) on a graph

‘the dependent variable's points are plotted on the Y axis’;

Plotverb

make (a curve) by marking out a number of points on a graph

‘a cooling curve is plotted and the freezing point determined’;

Plotverb

illustrate by use of a graph

‘it is possible to plot fairly closely the rate at which recruitment of girls increased’;

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