episodic vs occasional what difference

what is difference between episodic and occasional

English

Alternative forms

  • episodick (obsolete)

Etymology

episode +‎ -ic. Compare French épisodique.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛpɪˈsɑdɪk/
    Rhymes: -ɒdɪk

Adjective

episodic (comparative more episodic, superlative most episodic)

  1. relating to an episode
    • 1999, The Limey (movie)
      When I’m not honing my craft in episodic television, I do double-duty as a voice coach.
  2. sporadic, happening infrequently and irregularly
    • Fortunately, my episodic bouts of dizziness didn’t prevent me from climbing Chichen Itzá.
  3. (literature) made up a sequence of seemingly unconnected episodes
    • I just read five attempts at episodic novels — has nobody heard of a plot anymore?

Romanian

Etymology

From French épisodique

Adjective

episodic m or n (feminine singular episodică, masculine plural episodici, feminine and neuter plural episodice)

  1. episodic

Declension

Related terms

  • episod


English

Etymology

occasion +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈkeɪʒ(ə)nəl/
  • Hyphenation: oc‧ca‧sion‧al

Adjective

occasional (not comparable)

  1. Occurring or appearing irregularly from time to time, but not often.
  2. Created for a specific occasion.
  3. Intended for use as the occasion requires.
  4. Acting in the indicated role from time to time.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

occasional (plural occasionals)

  1. A person who does something only occasionally.

References

  • occasional at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • occasional in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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