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episodenoun [C]

uk   /ˈep.ɪ.səʊd/  us   /-soʊd/
  • episode noun [C] (EVENT)

B2 a ​singleevent or ​group of ​relatedevents: This ​latest episode in the ​fraudscandal has ​shocked a lot of ​people. The ​drugs, the ​divorce, and the ​depression - it's an episode in his ​life that he ​wants to ​forget.

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  • episode noun [C] (PART OF STORY)

B2 one of the ​singleparts into which a ​story is ​divided, ​especially when it is ​broadcast on the ​television or ​radio

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(Definition of episode from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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episodenoun [C]

 us   /ˈep·əˌsoʊd/
a ​singleevent or ​group of ​relatedevents: 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 ​radioprogram that is given as a ​series over a ​period of ​time.
(Definition of episode from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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