also episodical adjective Date: 1711 1. made up of separate especially loosely connected episodes 2. having the form of an episode 3. of or limited in duration or significance to a particular episode ; temporary <
may be able to establish whether the sea-floor spreading is continuous or episodic — A. I. Hammond
4. occurring, appearing, or changing at usually irregular intervals ; occasional <
an episodic illness
episodically adverb

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