episode


episode
noun Etymology: Greek epeisodion, from neuter of epeisodios coming in besides, from epi- + eisodios coming in, from eis into (akin to Greek en in) + hodos road, journey — more at in Date: 1678 1. a usually brief unit of action in a dramatic or literary work: as a. the part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs b. a developed situation that is integral to but separable from a continuous narrative ; incident c. one of a series of loosely connected stories or scenes d. the part of a serial presented at one performance 2. an event that is distinctive and separate although part of a larger series 3. a digressive subdivision in a musical composition Synonyms: see occurrence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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