Definition of Episode

1. Noun. A happening that is distinctive in a series of related events.

Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Drama, Dramatic Event, Chapter, Idyll
Terms within: Incident

2. Noun. A brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series.
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision

3. Noun. A part of a broadcast serial.
Exact synonyms: Installment, Instalment
Generic synonyms: Broadcast, Program, Programme
Group relationships: Serial, Series
Specialized synonyms: Cliffhanger

4. Noun. Film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie.

Definition of Episode

1. n. A separate incident, story, or action, introduced for the purpose of giving a greater variety to the events related; an incidental narrative, or digression, separable from the main subject, but naturally arising from it.

Definition of Episode

1. Noun. An incident or action standing out by itself, but more or less connected with a complete series of events. ¹

2. Noun. An installment of a drama told in parts, as in a TV series. ¹

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Definition of Episode

1. an incident in the course of a continuous experience [n -S] : EPISODIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Episode

1. A noteworthy happening or series of happenings occurring in the course of continuous events, as an episode of illness, a separate but not unrelated incident. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Episode

episode (current term)
episode of care
episodic dyscontrol syndrome
episodic memory

Literary usage of Episode

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1. Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the by Raymond Wilson Chambers (1921)
"THE episode IN BEOWULF Further details of the story we get in the episode of Finns- burg, as recorded iff Beowulf (11. 1068-1159). ..."

2. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1885)
"THIS episode is told by Caesar himself as follows (BC iii. ... episode seems to have been, judging from the immediate ..."

3. The Making of the Nation, 1783-1817 by Francis Amasa Walker (1895)
"LET us speak of the foreign relations of Washington's second term, and first, of the Genet episode. Early in 1793 France proclaimed war against Great ..."

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