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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
1. To represent graphically, as on a chart: plot a ship's course.
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.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Navigation) an instrument for plotting lines or angles on a chart
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who plots; conspirator
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A device for drawing a two-dimensional graphic output from a computer on paper.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||plotter - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action|
angler - a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
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 chart |
clerk - an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
|3.||plotter - a member of a conspiracy |
confederacy, conspiracy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
|4.||plotter - an instrument (usually driven by a computer) for drawing graphs or pictures|
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
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noun conspirator, architect, intriguer, planner, conspirer, strategist, conniver, Machiavellian, schemer, cabalist the chief plotter behind the unsuccessful coup attempt
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
plotter1 [ˈplɒtəʳ] N (= conspirator) → conspirador(a) m/f
plotter2 [ˈplɒtəʳ] N (Comput) → trazador m (de gráficos)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= conspirator) → conspirateur/trice m/f
(COMPUTING) → traceur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a. (conspirator) → cospiratore/trice
b. (Naut, Comput) → plotter m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995