Episode

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An episode is a coherent narrative unit within a larger dramatic work, such as a radio or television series. The word derives from the Greek term (Ancient Greek: ἐπεισόδιον) (epeisodion), meaning the material contained between two songs or odes in a Greek tragedy.

Description

An episode is a coherent narrative unit within a larger dramatic work. It is frequently used to describe units of television or radio series. An episode is to a sequence as a chapter is to a book. Modern series episodes typically last 20 to 40 minutes in length.

Etymology

The word derives from the Greek term (Ancient Greek: ἐπεισόδιον) (epeisodion), meaning the material contained between two songs or odes in a Greek tragedy.[1]

Episode is abbreviated as ep (plural eps).

See also

References

  1. ^ "episode (n.)". Online Etymoloy Dictionary. Retrieved 17 August 2018.


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