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
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.
Both Rockett and Secret Paths were conceived as episodic CD-ROMs, with unresolved plot elements extending into the next disc in the series.
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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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