plot·​ter ˈplä-tər How to pronounce plotter (audio)
: one that plots: such as
: a person who schemes or conspires
: a contriver of a literary plot
: a device for plotting
specifically : an instrument that graphs computer output

Examples of plotter in a Sentence

The police caught the plotters of the bank heist.
Recent Examples on the Web The coup plotters are either out (board members Helen Toner and Tasha McCauley) or severely chastened (cofounder and now former board member Ilya Sutskever). David Meyer, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 Crowds pour into the streets in support of the coup plotters. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2023 The Reichsbürger plotters were heavily influenced by the QAnon conspiracy theory and may have taken direct inspiration from the storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6 2021, according to Neumann. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 4 Aug. 2023 Blinken also spoke with former president Mahamadou Issoufou, whom U.S. officials are using as an intermediary with the coup plotters. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 29 July 2023 Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez—Fortune A painter named Andre Hemer at the event told me that art made with similar plotters was big in the ‘70s, although the modern version is much more lucrative thanks to NFTs. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 14 Apr. 2023 Burkina Faso and Mali warn against military intervention On Monday, Burkina Faso and Mali said in a joint statement that any military intervention against Niger would be considered war on them, after other West African leaders imposed financial and travel penalties against the coup plotters. Joseph Ataman, CNN, 1 Aug. 2023 During the night of July 15, 2016, plotters within Turkey’s armed forces tried to overthrow Erdogan and take control of the country. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 29 May 2023 Even more than the works on paper – dazzlingly complex compositions produced on a plotter – the interaction Molnár pioneered represented a way in which to live with technology that was neither subservient nor condescending. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plotter was in 1588

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“Plotter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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