Definition of episodic
- may be able to establish whether the sea-floor spreading is continuous or episodic
- —A. I. Hammond
- an episodic illness
the long novel was filmed for television as an episodic movie that was shown over the course of five evenings
malaria is characterized by episodic attacks of chills and fever that coincide with mass destruction of blood cells
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: made up of many different events or episodes
: telling about many separate events
: happening or appearing at different times
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