2. [syn: episodic, occasional]
3. limited in duration to a single episode;
- Example: "an account concerned primarily with episodic events such as the succession of rulers"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Episodic \Ep`i*so"dic\, Episodical \Ep`i*so"dic*al\, a. [Cf. F.
['e]pisodique. See Episode.]
Of or pertaining to an episode; adventitious. --
Such a figure as Jacob Brattle, purely episodical
though it be, is an excellent English portrait. --H.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of writing or narration; divided into or composed of
episodes; "the book is episodic and the incidents don't
always hang together"
2: occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals;
"episodic in his affections"; "occasional headaches" [syn:
3: limited in duration to a single episode; "an account
concerned primarily with episodic events such as the
succession of rulers"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "episodic":
aimless, broken, broken off, by the way, chopped-off, choppy,
decousu, desultory, deviative, digressive, disconnected,
discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, discursive, disjunctive,
excursive, fitful, herky-jerky, incoherent, intercalary,
interjectional, intermittent, interpolative, interrupted,
irregular, jagged, jerky, loose, maundering, noncontinuous,
nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, parenthetic,
parenthetical, patchy, rambling, roving, scrappy, snatchy,
spasmodic, spotty, suspended, unconnected, unjoined, unsuccessive,