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Meaning of episode

ep•i•sode

Pronunciation: (ep'u-sōd", -zōd"), [key]
— n.
  1. an incident in the course of a series of events, in a person's life or experience, etc.
  2. an incident, scene, etc., within a narrative, usually fully developed and either integrated within the main story or digressing from it.
  3. one of a number of loosely connected, but usually thematically related, scenes or stories constituting a literary work.
  4. epeisodion.
  5. an intermediate or digressive passage, esp. in a contrapuntal composition.
  6. any one of the separate productions that constitute a serial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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