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episodic

[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.
Also, episodical.
Origin
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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Examples from the web for episodic
  • Of course all of this has been widely reported and prompts episodic hand-wringing.
  • More often, despite episodic spasms of rage, the broader culture has worn a smile rather than a frown.
  • Three of these areas have previously been linked with the formation of episodic memories, which are a kind of long-term memory.
  • One, known as autobiographical or episodic memory, records the experiences themselves.
  • Without me as a character, my serial adventures would have felt too episodic.
  • The problem is that modern society requires constant, not episodic, attention to keep it running.
  • As the years lapsed the comparison became more acute as my memory became episodic.
  • But the popular acclaim of dinosaurs has been fitful and episodic.
  • The only challenging thing is the endurance of an hour episodic series.
  • We are also looking at a couple of smaller games, some episodic content potentially, as well.
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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