subplot

noun sub·plot \ ˈsəb-ˌplät \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of subplot

1 : a subordinate plot in fiction or drama
2 : a subdivision of an experimental plot of land

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First Known Use of subplot

1812


SUBPLOT Defined for English Language Learners

subplot

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Definition of subplot for English Language Learners

  • : a plot that is related to but less important than the main plot of a story


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