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episodic

or episodical

[ep-uh-sod-ik, -zod-] /ˌɛp əˈsɒd ɪk, -ˈzɒd-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of an episode.
2.
divided into separate or tenuously related parts or sections; loosely connected:
an episodic novel.
3.
occurring sporadically or incidentally.
Origin of episodic
1705-1715
1705-15; episode + -ic
Related forms
episodically, adverb
nonepisodic, adjective
nonepisodical, adjective
nonepisodically, adverb
Synonyms
2. rambling, wandering, digressive.
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  • Episode is always there, even in a landscape; the question is whether the appeal—the original intuition—is episodic or universal.

    Beauty and the Beast Stewart A. McDowall
  • I think it is just to say that the religious picture is not episodic.

    Beauty and the Beast Stewart A. McDowall
  • There is in it a threefold exposition of the theme alternating with episodic matter.

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. Henry Edward Krehbiel
  • Its application has always had an accidental, impartial, episodic character.

  • The second kind is not episodic; it does not seem fitted for a place in a larger composition.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
British Dictionary definitions for episodic

episodic

/ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪk/
adjective
1.
resembling or relating to an episode
2.
divided into or composed of episodes
3.
irregular, occasional, or sporadic
Derived Forms
episodically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for episodic
adj.

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

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