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underplot

[uhn-der-plot] /ˈʌn dərˌplɒt/
noun
1.
a plot subordinate to another plot, as in a novel.
Origin of underplot
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; under- + plot
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underplot

/ˈʌndəˌplɒt/
noun
1.
a subsidiary plot in a literary or dramatic work
2.
an undercover plot
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