Definition for Plot

From Biology Forums Dictionary

1) The series of connected actions and events in a story. Includes rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, and a denouement / resolution.

2) The events in an individual narrative and how they are arranged. Arguably the plot and the story are not the same. {Narrative includes everything that is supposed to have happened in the "story"; plot is more concretely the scenes that are presented in the film, in the precise order in which they are presented.

3) In a narrative film, all the events that are directly presented to us, including their causal relations, chronological order, duration, frequency, and spatial locations. Opposed to story which is the viewer's imaginary construction of all events in the narrative.