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  1. an opposing plan.
  2. an alternative or substitute plan.
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Origin of counterplan

First recorded in 1780–90; counter- + plan
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Historical Examples

  • The counterplan which they set on foot was to tempt the Nantuckois, by high offers, to come and settle in France.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson