Ep"i*sode (?), n. [Gr. ? a coming in
besides, ? episode; ? into, besides + ? a coming in, ? into +
? way, cf. Skr. sad to go: cf. F. épisode.]
(Rhet.) A separate incident, story, or action, introduced
for the purpose of giving a greater variety to the events related; an
incidental narrative, or digression, separable from the main subject,
but naturally arising from it.