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Meaning of counterplot

coun•ter•plot

Pronunciation: (n., v.koun'tur-plot"v.also koun"tur-plot'), [key]
— n., v., -plot•ted, -plot•ting.
—n.
  1. a plot directed against another plot.
  2. a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of the main theme. Cf. subplot.
—v.i.
  1. to devise a counterplot.
—v.t.
  1. to plot against (a plot or plotter).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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