episodic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj episodic limited in duration to a single episode "an account concerned primarily with episodic events such as the succession of rulers"
    • adj episodic occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals "episodic in his affections","occasional headaches"
    • adj episodic of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes "the book is episodic and the incidents don't always hang together"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
    • a Episodic Of or pertaining to an episode; adventitious. "Such a figure as Jacob Brattle, purely episodical though it be, is an excellent English portrait."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234
    • episodic Pertaining to or of the character of an episode; contained in an episode or digression. Also, sometimes, episodal, episodial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled "All The Way."
    • adjs Episodic pertaining to or contained in an episode: brought in as a digression
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. épisodique,. See Episode
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. epeisodionepi, upon, eisodos, a coming in—eis, into, hodos, a way.

Usage

In literature:

The blowing-up of the cannon at Ladysmith is one of the episodes of the war that we look back upon with a feeling of shame.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
The ways and means which he employed, form one of the most striking episodes in his career.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
The death of Symons on October 23 was a pathetic episode of the Natal Campaign.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
I recall this episode in connexion with Professor Saintsbury.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
We have alluded to an episode broadly characteristic of his youth.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Their short, Homeric episode of life admitted few generalizations, I fancy.
"Joy in the Morning" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Remembering some episodes of his past history, he cannot hastily be accused of vulgar fear of death.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
I smoked many cigarettes pondering over the curious episode and my new acquaintance.
"The Passenger from Calais" by Arthur Griffiths
This little episode coloured for Madame Depine the whole dreary period that remained.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
The brightest episode in this dreary period is the emergence of modern music with incomparable sweetness and lucidity.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
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In poetry:

'But the thing is over, and no one knows,
And its nought to the future what you disclose.
That you'll be loosed
For such an episode, don't suppose!
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
We scarce believe these episodes are thru,
Yet gone are they, part of a passing age
Ahead there lies a future unknown, new:
The Book of Life has turned another page!
"Envoi - III" by Robert A Donaldson
Perhaps the reader'll think me wrong
In prefacing my tale so long;
May charge me with poetic sin,
For trifling when I should begin:
Yet pardon me, though not the mode,
I'll introduce an episode.
"The Wig" by William Hutton

In news:

See a step-by-step calibration process in episode 10 of Corn College TV.
Promotions for the second season of "Secret Diary of a Call Girl " are finally ramping up and I am getting very excited since the first batch of eight episodes was top notch and made me desperate to know more about Belle.
Learn more about this episode here.
Camo Country's Inside the Tide & Tigers: 2010 Episode #11.
Camo Country's Inside the Tide & Tigers: 2010 Episode #10.
It's time for another episode of Free Lunch, "Where You're the Reviewer.".
COVERT AFFAIRS — "Lady Stardust" — Episode 316 –Pictured: Annie Walker as Piper Perabo, Oded Fehr as Eyal Lavin — (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/USA Network).
Beth Dawes draws a heart in the foggy car window – Episode Eight, 'Lady Lazarus'.
Episode 10, Times Change, Web Extras.
Eighties action film hero Steven Seagal commandeered a tank in assisting SWAT authorities in Arizona with a recent bust on cockfighters, in filming an episode of his A&E reality series Steven Seagal Lawman, RadarOnline.com has learned.
ABC/STEVE FENN "The Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky took the nine remaining bachelors to Iceland in Episode 5 as they continue their world tour on ABC.
Excerpts from Finding Your Roots Episode 10.
This episode, he gets both.
A home control system made a cameo appearance in last night's episode of CBS's Two and a Half Men.
The reality star didn't look like she was at any risk of being ordered to walk the plank when she and her co-stars partied on the Caribbean island of St Bart's on Monday night's episode.
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In science:

In either unconstrained or constrained episode mining, the occurrences of an episode allow ‘junk’ or don’t care events, of arbitrary length, between the event symbols of the episode.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
Many frequency measures , for episodes have been defined that obey anti-monotonicity and hence search for such episodes can be structured level-wise, ala Apriori.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
Definition 2: An (serial) episode α is an ordered tuple of event types Vα ⊆ ξ .
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
Frequency of episodes: A frequent episode is one whose frequency exceeds a user specified threshold.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
The notion of frequency of an episode is intended to capture the repeating nature of an episode in an event sequence.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
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