Definition of episodic
1 : made up of separate especially loosely connected episodes
2 : having the form of an episode
3 : of or limited in duration or significance to a particular episode : temporary may be able to establish whether the sea-floor spreading is continuous or episodic — A. I. Hammond
4 : occurring, appearing, or changing at usually irregular intervals : occasional an episodic illness
episodicallyplay \ˌe-pə-ˈsä-di-k(ə-)lē also -ˈzä-\ adverb
Examples of episodic in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of episodic from the Web
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series is an episodic video game in the style of Telltale's other offerings, which include games based on popular licenses like The Walking Dead, Batman, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Nye recently sold a dramatic episodic series called The Vanishing Point to Microsoft for use on its online network, MSN.
But the episodic structure simply doesn’t mesh together, even in the finale, which attempts to combine the disparate plot lines.
Special features include Emme's Island Moments: Memories of Hawaii Five-O, a music video tribute, episodic promos and more.
After initially pushing short-form video for Facebook Live, the social network is now trying to get publishers to create longer-form, episodic content instead.
Assistant director Vimel Sephus’ often haunting sound design, though, helps to close that gap and bring some unity to the episodic, sometimes hypnotic work.
However, the history of cancer research is one of episodic fads, said Dr. Vinay Prasad, a hematologist-oncologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.
But there’s a reticence to the tonal shifts here, exacerbated by the script’s episodic structure, which skips over several ostensibly important moments for its protagonist.
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First Known Use of episodic
EPISODIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of episodic for English Language Learners
: made up of many different events or episodes
: telling about many separate events
: happening or appearing at different times
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