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coun·ter·plan

 (koun′tər-plăn′)
n.
1. A plan intended to counter or oppose another plan.
2. An alternate plan.

counterplan

(ˈkaʊntəˌplæn)
n
1. an opposing plan
2. (Rhetoric) rhetoric a negative position in a debate which argues against a proposed plan by proposing a separate plan (rather than defending the status quo)
vb (intr)
to form an opposing plan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterplan - a plot intended to subvert another plot
plot, secret plan, game - 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"
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More advanced material covers stock issues, speaker duties, how debates are judged, counterplans, critical argumentation, cross-examination, and notetaking.
Over time, the Bolsheviks came to identify their own activities "as counterplans to the diagnosed intentions, as active parries against the movements of these opposing forces, which they endowed with the rational, consistent, and relentless will that the Bolsheviks themselves wished to possess.
Debates which once involved careful deliberation of students role-playing as Congressional legislators may now move quickly between plans and counterplans and permutations testing their mutual exclusivity or mutual non-desirability, advantages and disadvantages framed in particular decision calculuses and around certain values which can be criticized and counter-criticized--authorship ranging from Barack Obama to Carl Schmitt to John Mearsheimer to Gilles Deleuze.