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subplot

a subordinate or auxiliary plot in a novel, play, film, etc.
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Rancho Dominguez, California) to make 9 sweeps in each sub-plot (Hawkins et al.
The author works several sub-plots around the central problem of not being discovered and maintains the stakes well.
tabaci was recorded by examining 25 leaves, which were randomly selected (one leaf per plant) from different nodes of tomato plants (node 2-5) from each sub-plot.
The analysis of the dry matter of the weed shoots in the sub-plots of hybrid BR205 revealed that two hoeings and the combination of one hoeing and intercropping with sabia resulted in the least weed growth, whereas a lack of hoeing resulted in the most growth.
The dry weight was obtained by wrapping the harvested plant from each sub-plot in aluminum foil and dried in Fanem drying and sterilizing oven at 80 [degrees]C for 72 hours and then weighed on the same weighing balance.
There is always a sub-plot which the media all like, but it goes right over my head.
romance THE SEARCH Nora Roberts AMERICAN novelist Nora is no stranger to writing romance novels, and her latest venture is a delicious blend of romance and drama with a crime sub-plot thrown in.
The only hitch in this feelgood film is the unnecessary sub-plot in which Pine undergoes experimental surgery to try to give him limited vision.
The specific hypotheses we are testing are: (1) "Seed distribution hypothesis," if dispersal is at random then the per sub-plot variance to mean ratio of the distribution of seeds is not statistically different from a Poisson process; (2) "Seedling recruitment hypothesis," the observed fraction of sub-plots receiving seedling recruitment is less than the one expected under the assumption of random establishment; (3) If seedling insect herbivory damage decreases with the distance to the nearest conspecific adult tree of D.
EVERYWHERE you look in today's clash between Tottenham and Portsmouth there's an intriguing sub-plot, writes James Milton.
He said: "The sub-plot involved my character understudying James Earl Jones in the role of Othello.