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 (ĕp′ĭ-sŏd′ĭk) also ep·i·sod·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Relating to or resembling an episode.
2. Composed of a series of episodes: an episodic novel.
3. Limited to the duration of an episode; temporary.

ep′i·sod′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.episodically - in an episodic manner


[ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪklɪ] advepisodicamente
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J" Irving, whose fingers were so long that he could "palm Sunday;" Earl "The Pearl" Monroe; Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, highlight the narrative, moving it episodically from the tournament's early years to the celebrity-filled current era.
As of mid-summer, the current frontrunner on the White scale was a Seattle Times series ("The Big Squeeze") on growth and congestion in the Pacific Northwest that ran episodically between December 2002 and this June.
This new USGS research challenges this concept with the idea that nitrogen, in the form of nitrate, has been episodically leaching through the soil zone since the arid climate shift occurred in the Southwest United States 10,000 to 16,000 years ago.
The worst social ills in Canada are found in this provincial north stretching across seven of the ten provinces -- conveniently far from TV and press reporters, so their horrors only episodically upset Canadians.
Strange happenings like the revolt of the lesbian luggage porters, a plane collision, or the occupation of the control tower are related episodically as parodies of the quest romance, the fairy tale, or the detective novel, or as a sendup of Raymond Burr's Perry Mason films or of science fiction.
The events are told episodically, almost as a string of short stories crammed full of characters and happenings.
Or does the global climate system respond episodically to gradual forcing due to the existence of physical thresholds in the climate continuum?
Without comprehensive primary care, these patients would be treated episodically either at a county clinic or an ER for services considered under the umbrella of primary care management.
Specifically, CEB counsels wealth managers to move from engaging clients episodically to providing advice continuously across the life of the relationship; to begin providing insight-based value to clients rather than relying on short-term investment performance benchmarks; and making the hard organizational choices required to deliver client-centered, rather than product-centered, advice.
In contrast to a wound that continues to bring some pain episodically long after it has healed, or produces, say, a permanent limp, conditions such as blindness or paralysis necessarily involve a comprehensive, and to some extent continuous, life-adjustment, especially when experienced in adulthood after a lifetime of able-bodied activity.
is especially good at explicating the institutional conflicts unleashed by calls for reform and at describing the tensions between reformation agenda, popular religious sentiment, and tradition as they played out episodically in rural parishes.
Ever since the rebuilding of Germany and Japan created two of the world's strongest economies, Washington has episodically said its mission was to repeat the performance around the globe.