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1. One of the instalments of a broadcast serial.

2. One of a series of related events.

3.(social episode) In social psychology and sociology, a basic temporal unit of social interaction taking the form of a number of recurrent and familiar situational activities with relatively predictable patterns about which members of a culture share various conventions and which can be seen as the building blocks of social life. See also context of situation; interchange; scripts.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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