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English adjective: incidental

1. incidental (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

SamplesIncidental expenses.
The road will bring other incidental advantages.
Extra duties incidental to the job.
Labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion.
Confusion incidental to a quick change.


Similaromissible, parenthetic, parenthetical, peripheral, secondary


2. incidental not of prime or central importance

SamplesNonessential to the integral meanings of poetry.


Similarinessential, unessential


3. incidental following or accompanying as a consequence

SamplesAn excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems.
Snags incidental to the changeover in management.
Attendant circumstances.
The period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness.
The ensuant response to his appeal.
The resultant savings were considerable.

Synonymsaccompanying, attendant, concomitant, consequent, ensuant, resultant, sequent



English noun: incidental

1. incidental (possession) (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified

SamplesHe requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses.

Synonymsincidental expense, minor expense

Broader (hypernym)expense

Domain usageplural, plural form

2. incidental (communication) an item that is incidental

Broader (hypernym)item, point

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