Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or resembling an episode.
  • adjective Composed of a series of episodes.
  • adjective Limited to the duration of an episode; temporary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the character of an episode; contained in an episode or digression. Also, sometimes, episodal, episodial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an episode; adventitious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective relating to an episode
  • adjective sporadic, happening infrequently and irregularly
  • adjective literature made up a sequence of seemingly unconnected episodes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
  • adjective occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
  • adjective limited in duration to a single episode

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

episode +‎ -ic. Compare French épisodique.

Examples

  • Did you know that this review is version - only the "working prototype", an original demo version of the first episode (yes, again episodic) Dino D-Day, whose output is in Steam is scheduled for early 2010-th year.

    Dino D-Day mod for Half-Life 2 - Mod DB

  • As the voicemail tapes scandal broke in episodic bursts this summer it was widely reported that Mel Gibson had contacted Britney for counsel during his worst crisis since the one before.

    Danny Dyer's revealed he was pals with Pinter. An odd couple, but look at these

  • The condition is characterized by episodic and reversible attacks of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing.

    Asthma Rates Climb for Children, Adults

  • It features three cute cartoon teens, looking fresh off the desk of a South Park animator, who riff on the world of entertainment in episodic video bits, blog, and send personal responses to reader e-mail.

    TechCrunch50: Ashton Kutcher Blabs About the Blah Girls - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • It features three cute cartoon teens, looking fresh off the desk of a South Park animator, who riff on the world of entertainment in episodic video bits, blog, and send personal responses to reader e-mail.

    TechCrunch50: Ashton Kutcher Blabs About the Blah Girls - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Leon Edel apparently recounts the saga in episodic form following his nine characters from childhood into middle age and I'll be intrigued to see if this shines a new light (but as it's 1979 actually an old light) on what he describes as 'nine characters in search of an author.'

    Bookhound finds...

  • Leon Edel apparently recounts the saga in episodic form following his nine characters from childhood into middle age and I'll be intrigued to see if this shines a new light (but as it's 1979 actually an old light) on what he describes as 'nine characters in search of an author.'

    Bookhound finds...

  • Here some of our finest writers -- in episodic, anecdotal, meditative pieces -- consider the changes in a place that never seems to change, catalogue the secrets of a place it takes a while to discover and yet is never fully known.

    August 2006

  • Here some of our finest writers -- in episodic, anecdotal, meditative pieces -- consider the changes in a place that never seems to change, catalogue the secrets of a place it takes a while to discover and yet is never fully known.

    Stumps

  • Regarding nuclear power - while it is slightly outside the SF realm, you might find my site interesting, as it provides a novel in episodic form which looks at the US nuclear industry and the response to an accident.

    SF Tidbits for 12/1/06

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