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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
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[ˌɛpɪˈsɒdɪklɪ] advepisodicamente
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