The act of scheming or making plots; machination.(noun)
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Use "plotting" in a sentence
""Though the plotting is a bit predictable, the female characters are sharply observed and delineated, and the humorous tone will be an appealing surprise.""
"It's funny how the conservatives are all about bringing free elections to the world, yet our nation has been instrumental in plotting against and bringing down (by any means necessary) any lawfully elected government that it deems unsuitable to our interests (and you can read into that unsuitable to American business interests.)"
"How far might it reside in plotting another point entirely that places the three in balance as corners of an equiateral triangle, or in articulating the greater complexity of a zone that contains both by plotting a whole host of points, defining a sphere which this and that are only specks on the surface of?"