Plot vs Overview - What's the difference?
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?
The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
* Alexander Pope
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.
- 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.
- The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.
- The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot .
- I have overheard a plot of death.
Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
- O, think what anxious moments pass between / The birth of plots and their last fatal periods!
Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
- a man of much plot
A plan; a purpose.
* Jeremy Taylor
- And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.
- no other plot in their religion but serve God and save their souls
* (course of a story) storyline
* (area) parcel
* (secret plan) conspiracy, scheme
* Gunpowder Plot
* lose the plot
* the plot thickens/plot thickens
To conceive (a crime, etc).
To trace out (a graph or diagram).
- They had ''plotted a robbery.
To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
- They ''plotted'' the number of edits per day.
- Every five minutes they ''plotted'' their position.
To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
- This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.
- ''They were plotting against the king.
* (contrive) becast
* (sense) scheme
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.