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plot

 (plŏt)
n.
1.
a. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose: a garden plot.
b. A measured area of land; a lot.
2. A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
3. See graph1.
4. The pattern or sequence of interrelated events in a work of fiction, as a novel or film.
5. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
v. plot·ted, plot·ting, plots
v.tr.
1. To represent graphically, as on a chart: plot a ship's course.
2. Mathematics
a. To locate (points or other figures) on a graph by means of coordinates.
b. To draw (a curve) connecting points on a graph.
3. To write or develop the plot of: "I began plotting novels at about the time I learned to read" (James Baldwin).
4. To form a plot for; prearrange secretly or deviously: plot an assassination.
v.intr.
1. To form or take part in a plot; scheme: were plotting for months before the attack.
2. To write or develop the plot for a work of fiction: A good mystery writer must plot well.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

plot′less adj.
plot′less·ness n.
plot′ter n.

plotter

(ˈplɒtə)
n
1. (Navigation) an instrument for plotting lines or angles on a chart
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who plots; conspirator

plot•ter

(ˈplɒt ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that plots.
2. an instrument, as a protractor, for plotting lines and measuring angles on a chart.
3. a type of computer printer that draws a graphical representation on paper with one or more attached pens.
[1580–90]

plotter

A device for drawing a two-dimensional graphic output from a computer on paper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plotter - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of actionplotter - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action
angler - a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
contriver, deviser, planner - a person who makes plans
politician - a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways
2.plotter - a clerk who marks data on a chartplotter - a clerk who marks data on a chart  
clerk - an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
3.plotter - a member of a conspiracyplotter - a member of a conspiracy    
confederacy, conspiracy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
4.plotter - an instrument (usually driven by a computer) for drawing graphs or pictures
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use

plotter

noun conspirator, architect, intriguer, planner, conspirer, strategist, conniver, Machiavellian, schemer, cabalist the chief plotter behind the unsuccessful coup attempt
Translations

plotter

1 [ˈplɒtəʳ] N (= conspirator) → conspirador(a) m/f

plotter

2 [ˈplɒtəʳ] N (Comput) → trazador m (de gráficos)

plotter

[ˈplɒtər] n
(= conspirator) → conspirateur/trice m/f
(COMPUTING)traceur m

plotter

1
nVerschwörer(in) m(f)

plotter

2
n (Comput) → Plotter m

plotter

[ˈplɒtəʳ] n
a. (conspirator) → cospiratore/trice
b. (Naut, Comput) → plotter m inv
References in classic literature ?
I must think a moment A spirit of contempt for the fawners and plotters.
For a long time no plan occurred to the two plotters that seemed in the least likely to meet with success, but at length the expected birth of an heir gave them the chance for which they had been hoping.
Pellisson and Gourville went out together by the door of the gallery; Fouquet descended to the garden with the five last plotters.
Meanwhile the two plotters had betaken themselves to the same house whither Nicholas had repaired for the first time but a few mornings before, and having obtained access to Mr Bray, and found his daughter from home, had by a train of the most masterly approaches that Ralph's utmost skill could frame, at length laid open the real object of their visit.
That plotter Waddington, or some of his tools, dropped a bomb where it might have done us some injury, but Professor Bumper, who was a fellow passenger, on his way to South America to look for the lost city of Pelone, calmly picked up the bomb, plucked out the fuse, and saved us from bad injuries, if not death.
The other swarthy plotter had entered, and was standing behind the count's chair.
But when the Wolf, day after day, kept in the company of the sheep and did not make the slightest effort to seize them, the Shepherd began to look upon him as a guardian of his flock rather than as a plotter of evil against it; and when occasion called him one day into the city, he left the sheep entirely in his charge.
The mallet hand of Edward, however, had shattered all the schemes and wiles of the plotter.
265-266) He does mischief to himself who does mischief to another, and evil planned harms the plotter most.
Both political parties loudly claimed the work as an expression of their principles, the Whigs discovering in Caesar an embodiment of arbitrary government like that of the Tories, the Tories declaring him a counterpart of Marlborough, a dangerous plotter, endeavoring to establish a military despotism.
When with swift strides the stealthy plotter stalks
Whether the little priest's coat and creed touched some southern memories of confession, or whether she fancied he knew more than he did, she said to him in a low voice as to a fellow plotter, "He is right enough in one way, your friend.