[ 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 ep·i·sod·i·cal.

Origin of episodic

First recorded in 1705–15; episode + -ic

Related forms

ep·i·sod·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ep·i·sod·ic, adjectivenon·ep·i·sod·i·cal, adjectivenon·ep·i·sod·i·cal·ly, adverb
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/ (ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪk) /


resembling or relating to an episode
divided into or composed of episodes
irregular, occasional, or sporadic

Derived Forms

episodically, adverb
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