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English definition of “episode”

episode

noun [C]    /ˈep·əˌsoʊd/
a single event or group of related events: That was an episode in my life that I’d like to forget. literature An episode is a series of actions or events that take place at one time in a work of literature. An episode is also one of the parts of a television or radio program that is given as a series over a period of time.
(Definition of episode noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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