- 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.
Origin of episodic
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2. rambling, wandering, digressive.
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Examples from the Web for episodic
The most common form of primary headache is an episodic tension-type headache.How to Destroy Your Headaches
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
June 23, 2014
And I think [Gould] was guilty of using a poetic language to conflate those three kinds of episodic changes.
Another kind of episodic change is macromutations: where a parent has a baby that is radically different.
Well, you can see that kind of episodic change is again entirely different from the other two.
There have also been episodic rocket attacks on Bekaa Valley Shiite towns fired from Syrian rebel-held positions.Is Lebanon Unraveling?
July 10, 2013
This episodic discussion ended, the story of the will is resumed.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
I think it is just to say that the religious picture is not episodic.Beauty and the Beast
Stewart A. McDowall
Its application has always had an accidental, impartial, episodic character.Dictatorship vs. Democracy
But of simple plots and actions, the episodic are the worst.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2
Charles Dudley Warner
The sum of his episodic rambling on Brian's tongue was appalling.Kenny
- resembling or relating to an episode
- divided into or composed of episodes
- irregular, occasional, or sporadic
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Word Origin and History for episodic
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