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subplot

[suhb-plot] /ˈsʌbˌplɒt/
noun
1.
a secondary or subordinate plot, as in a play, novel, or other literary work; underplot.
Compare counterplot (def 2).
Origin of subplot
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; sub- + plot
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subplot

/ˈsʌbˌplɒt/
noun
1.
a subordinate or auxiliary plot in a novel, play, film, etc
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n.

also sub-plot, 1812 in literature, from sub- + plot (n.).

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