Dialogue vs Plot - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between dialogue and plot
is that dialogue
is while plot
is to conceive (a crime, etc).
As a noun plot is
the course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
* (US and computing) dialog
A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
* 2013 , Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession'' (in ''The Guardian , 19 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/19/lance-armstrong-legal-challenges-confession]
- Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
- The hours of dialogue with Winfrey, which culminated in a choked-up moment on Friday night as he discussed the impact of his cheating on his family, appear to have failed to give Armstrong the redemption that he craves.
A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
- The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
(computing) A dialogue box.
- A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
- Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.
( conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals)
* modal dialogue
(informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
(obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
- Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
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