episodic

[ ep-uh-sod-ik, -zod- ]
/ ˌɛp əˈsɒd ɪk, -ˈzɒd- /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. episioplasty,
  2. episiorrhaphy,
  3. episiostenosis,
  4. episiotomy,
  5. episode,
  6. episodic memory,
  7. episome,
  8. epispadias,
  9. epispastic,
  10. episplenitis

Also ep·i·sod·i·cal.

Origin of episodic

First recorded in 1705–15; episode + -ic

Related formsep·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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British Dictionary definitions for episodic

episodic

episodical

/ (ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪk) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for episodic

episodic

adj.

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

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