From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Episode \Ep"i*sode\, noun [Gr. ? a coming in besides, ? episode; ? into, besides + ? a coming in, ? into + ? way, cf. Skr. sad to go: cf. F. ['e]pisode.] (Rhet.) A separate incident, story, or action, introduced for the purpose of giving a greater variety to the events related; an incidental narrative, or digression, separable from the main subject, but naturally arising from it.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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