—v. also koun"tur-plot'), [key]
—n., v., -plot•ted, -plot•ting.
1. a plot directed against another plot.
2. Literature.a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of the main theme. Cf. subplot.
to devise a counterplot.
to plot against (a plot or plotter).
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