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Plot vs. Layout

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Plotnoun

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

Layoutnoun

A structured arrangement of items within certain limits.

Plotnoun

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

Layoutnoun

A plan for such arrangement.

Plotnoun

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

Layoutnoun

The act of laying out something.

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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.’;

Layoutnoun

(publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.

Plotnoun

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

Layoutnoun

(engineering) A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.

Plotnoun

Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

Layoutnoun

(electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.

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Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Layoutnoun

a plan or design of something that is laid out

Plotverb

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

‘They had plotted a robbery.’;

Layoutnoun

the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)

Plotverb

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

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

Layoutnoun

the way in which the parts of something are arranged or laid out

‘the road layout’;

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Plotverb

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

‘Every five minutes they plotted their position.’;

Layoutnoun

the way in which text or pictures are set out on a page

‘the layout is uncluttered and the illustrations are helpful’;

Plotverb

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

‘They were plotting against the king.’;

Layoutnoun

the process of setting out material on a page

‘doing layout for newspapers and magazines’;

Plotnoun

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

Layoutnoun

a thing arranged or set out in a particular way

‘a model railway layout’;

Plotnoun

A plantation laid out.

Plotnoun

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

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!’;

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.’;

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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