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Definition of episode noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an event, a situation, or a period of time in someone's life, a novel, etc. that is important or interesting in some way synonym incident I'd like to try and forget the whole episode. One of the funniest episodes in the book occurs in Chapter 6. It was an episode in his life that he was not proud of.
  2. 2one part of a story that is broadcast on television or radio in several parts The soap opera is ending after 175 episodes.
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