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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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Examples from the Web for episodical
Historical Examples
  • The reason of adding all this episodical and comparatively recent matter to the ancient Epic is not far to seek.

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Two of the episodical poems deal with his contests with the giants.

    The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday
  • But such letters as this are only episodical; in general she writes cheerfully, sometimes even merrily.

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • But this is episodical to the subject—a subject still requiring the notice of a very important phenomenon.

  • With the narrator of this episodical history, however, things are very different.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • Some thirty works are attributed to him—chronological, historical and episodical.

  • The ensuing scene between Alberich and the Wanderer is, from a dramatic point of view, episodical.

  • The story reads not so much like the orderly growth of a civilized community as a series of unrelated and episodical events.

    Starr King in California William Day Simonds
  • Compare it in these particulars with the various writings of the episodical historians.

  • Swift had exactly described the character, the episodical narrator, in a passage parallel to one in Theophrastus.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for episodical

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 episodical

episodic

adj.

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

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