Plot vs Overview - What's the difference?

plot | overview |


As nouns the difference between plot and overview

is that plot is the course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means while overview is a brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.

As verbs the difference between plot and overview

is that plot is to conceive (a crime, etc) while overview is to engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

plot

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as springs from the subject, then the winding up of the plot must be a probable consequence of all that went before.
  • An area or land used for building on or planting on.
  • A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
  • 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 .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I have overheard a plot of death.
  • * Addison
  • O, think what anxious moments pass between / The birth of plots and their last fatal periods!
  • Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
  • * Denham
  • a man of much plot
  • Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
  • * Milton
  • And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.
  • A plan; a purpose.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • no other plot in their religion but serve God and save their souls

    Synonyms

    * (course of a story) storyline * (area) parcel * (secret plan) conspiracy, scheme

    Derived terms

    * Gunpowder Plot * lose the plot * plotless * subplot * the plot thickens/plot thickens

    Verb

    (plott)
  • To conceive (a crime, etc).
  • They had ''plotted a robbery.
  • To trace out (a graph or diagram).
  • They ''plotted'' the number of edits per day.
  • To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
  • Every five minutes they ''plotted'' their position.
  • * Carew
  • This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.
  • To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
  • ''They were plotting against the king.

    Synonyms

    * (contrive) becast * (sense) scheme

    Derived terms

    * replot

    Anagrams

    * * English control verbs ----

    overview

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia overview) (en noun)
  • A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
  • * 1976 , Elizabeth A. Freidheim, Sociological Theory in Research Practice [http://books.google.com/books?id=mtHEnnMKh3gC], ISBN 0870730150, page 313:
  • Gouldner, on the other hand, overviewed all of sociology as it exists in the Western world today, using Talcott Parsons as a "representative" example of its dominant mode of thought.