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sub·plot

 (sŭb′plŏt′)
n.
1. A plot subordinate to the main plot of a work of fiction. Also called counterplot, underplot.
2. A subdivision of a plot of land, especially a plot used for experimental purposes.
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subplot

(ˈsʌbˌplɒt)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a subordinate or auxiliary plot in a novel, play, film, etc
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sub•plot

(ˈsʌbˌplɒt)

n.
a secondary plot, as in a novel.
[1915–20]
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Translations

subplot

[ˈsʌbˌplɒt] Nintriga f secundaria
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subplot

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subplot

[ˈsʌbˌplɒt] nvicenda secondaria
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However, this initial storyline is quickly overtaken by a subplot that grows to the point of filling most of the novel and brings the reader back to the Paris (and, more surprisingly, Thailand) of the interwar years.
For recruitment modeling purposes, the variables of the target subplot itself and its vicinity were taken into consideration, and the input variables used in these subplots were: basal area (BA-[m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1]), density (N-trees [ha.sup.-1]), time period (years) between measurements (P), time period (years) for timber harvest (HP), forest class (FC), periodic annual increment in diameter ([PAI.sub.dbh] - mm [year.sup.-1]) and maximum diameter ([dbh.sub.max -] mm) as a measure of competition.
The third subplot has been tension surrounding mass immigration - in particular Muslim immigrants from Africa and the Middle East.
Spacing between each lettuce plant within a crop row, from the center of one plant to the center of the next, was measured in each subplot with a measuring tape.
The first season, a cross between 'Twin Peaks' and 'Veronica Mars,' dragged due to a subplot about clashing clans.
If a cluster had at least one subplot with forest cover, the cluster was grouped as forest.
 The scene involved in controversy includes a subplot with an exclusive "gay moment" and the Malaysian censor board wanted to cut over four and a half minutes from the movie that includes the scene.
From subplots for viscous, subplot (b), and quadratic frictions subplot (c) it is noticeable that for these components times of acceleration and deceleration become shorter and their magnitudes are becoming higher if compared with constant one.
Fans of contemporary romance mixed with a mystery subplot will be happily sated.
Apart from one rallying cry, Lawrence is surplus to requirements, while McAvoy stares teary-eyed into the camera as his romantic subplot with CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) is resuscitated.
maackii, established a trenched and an untrenched subplot within each plot, and measured the water content of the soil daily after periods of rain.