ep·i·sod·ic (ĕp′ĭ-sŏdĭk) 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.
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