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noun

a comedy drama, especially a television series made up of discrete episodes about the same group of characters, as members of a family.

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Origin of situation comedy

First recorded in 1945–50
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situation comedy

noun

(on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episodeAlso called: sitcom
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