A word or expression which defines a chapter, an episode...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by RyDroid, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. RyDroid New Member

    français - France
    Hi.

    I am looking for a word or expression (not too long) that can define a chapter (in a book), an video's episode (for exemple a video of 20 minutes of manga) and a volume/tome.

    For the story, I need this word to describe the header of a database.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tazzler Senior Member

    Maryland
    American English
    "part"? Your question isn't too clear to me.
     
  3. RyDroid New Member

    français - France
    Do you read "part" somewhere ?
    Can you try to explain why you do not understand ?
     
  4. JustKate

    JustKate Moderate Mod

    I have to say that I don't understand, either. I can't figure out what you mean by "define a chapter." Chapters can have titles, as can video episodes, but I'm guessing "title" isn't the word you're looking for....?
     
  5. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Hello RyDroid - welcome to the forums!

    As I understand your question, you're looking for a word that can be used to refer to all of the following:
    (a) a single chapter in a book
    (b) a single episode of a video series; and
    (c) a single volume of a trilogy (etc).

    Is that right?

    If so, then I'm not sure there is such a word. Tazzler's suggestion of "part" was the only thing that occurred to me, too.

    Perhaps it would help if you told us what the other headings are in your database?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
  6. Biffo Senior Member

    England
    English - England
    Have you come up with a word or phrase in your own language for this concept? If so then I suggest you go on the appropriate forum and try for a translation. If you haven't then it is reasonable to suppose that such a term doesn't exist in your language or ours.
     
  7. Tazzler Senior Member

    Maryland
    American English
    << -- tone moderation -->> "part" was my suggestion. You asked what word would describe a chapter, an episode, and a volume. All of these things are parts of a larger whole. But I don't know what the situation is exactly.
     
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