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[ep-uh-sod-ik, -zod-] /ˌɛp əˈsɒd ɪk, -ˈzɒd-/
pertaining to or of the nature of an episode.
divided into separate or tenuously related parts or sections; loosely connected:
an episodic novel.
occurring sporadically or incidentally.
Also, episodical.
Origin of episodic
First recorded in 1705-15; episode + -ic
Related forms
episodically, adverb
nonepisodic, adjective
nonepisodical, adjective
nonepisodically, adverb
2. rambling, wandering, digressive. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for episodical
Historical Examples
  • The reason of adding all this episodical and comparatively recent matter to the ancient Epic is not far to seek.

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Two of the episodical poems deal with his contests with the giants.

    The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday
  • But such letters as this are only episodical; in general she writes cheerfully, sometimes even merrily.

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • But this is episodical to the subject—a subject still requiring the notice of a very important phenomenon.

  • With the narrator of this episodical history, however, things are very different.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • Some thirty works are attributed to him—chronological, historical and episodical.

  • The ensuing scene between Alberich and the Wanderer is, from a dramatic point of view, episodical.

  • The story reads not so much like the orderly growth of a civilized community as a series of unrelated and episodical events.

    Starr King in California William Day Simonds
  • Compare it in these particulars with the various writings of the episodical historians.

  • Swift had exactly described the character, the episodical narrator, in a passage parallel to one in Theophrastus.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for episodical


resembling or relating to an episode
divided into or composed of episodes
irregular, occasional, or sporadic
Derived Forms
episodically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for episodical



1711, from episode + -ic. Episodical is from 1660s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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