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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.
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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
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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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