Plot vs. Scheme

Plot vs. Scheme — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Plot and Scheme

Plotnoun

A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose

a garden plot.

Schemenoun

A systematic plan of action

"Did you ever carry out your scheme of writing a series of sonnets embodying all the great epochs of art?" (Edith Wharton).

Plotnoun

A measured area of land; a lot.

Schemenoun

A secret or devious plan; a plot

a scheme to defraud investors.

Plotnoun

A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.

Schemenoun

An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts

an irrigation scheme with dams, reservoirs, and channels.

Plotnoun

See graph1.

Schemenoun

A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.

Plotnoun

The pattern or sequence of interrelated events in a work of fiction, as a novel or film.

Schemeverb

To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot

scheming their revenge.

Plotnoun

A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.

Schemeverb

To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.

Plotverb

To represent graphically, as on a chart

plot a ship's course.

Schemenoun

A systematic plan of future action.

Plotverb

To locate (points or other figures) on a graph by means of coordinates.

Schemenoun

A plot or secret, devious plan.

Plotverb

To draw (a curve) connecting points on a graph.

Schemenoun

An orderly combination of related parts.

Plotverb

To write or develop the plot of

"I began plotting novels at about the time I learned to read" (James Baldwin).

Schemenoun

A chart or diagram of a system or object.

Plotverb

To form a plot for; prearrange secretly or deviously

plot an assassination.

Schemenoun

(mathematics) A type of topological space.

Plotverb

To form or take part in a plot; scheme

were plotting for months before the attack.

Schemenoun

A council housing estate.

Plotverb

To write or develop the plot for a work of fiction

A good mystery writer must plot well.

Schemenoun

(rhetoric) An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.

Plotnoun

(authorship) The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

Schemenoun

(astrology) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.

Plotnoun

An area or land used for building on or planting on.

Schemenoun

(internet) Part of a uniform resource identifier indicating the protocol or other purpose, such as http: or news:.

Plotnoun

A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.

Schemenoun

A portfolio of pension plans with related benefits comprising multiple independent members.

Plotnoun

A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable.

The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.

Schemeverb

(intransitive) To plot, or contrive a plan.

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Schemenoun

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

Plotnoun

Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

Schemenoun

a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Schemenoun

a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole;

a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

Plotverb

(transitive) To conceive (a crime, etc).

They had plotted a robbery.

Schemenoun

an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

Plotverb

(transitive) To trace out (a graph or diagram).

They plotted the number of edits per day.

Schemenoun

a schematic or preliminary plan

Plotverb

(transitive) To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

Every five minutes they plotted their position.

Schemeverb

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Plotverb

(intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

They were plotting against the king.

Schemeverb

devise a system or form a scheme for

Plotnoun

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);

they concocted a plot to discredit the governorI saw through his little game from the start

Plotnoun

a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;

a bean plota cabbage patcha briar patch

Plotnoun

the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.;

the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal

Plotnoun

a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

Plotverb

plan secretly, usually something illegal;

They plotted the overthrow fo the government

Plotverb

make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed

Plotverb

make a plat of;

Plat the town