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|
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.
|Similar||omissible, parenthetic, parenthetical, peripheral, secondary|
|2.||incidental not of prime or central importance|
|Samples||Nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry.|
|3.||incidental following or accompanying as a consequence|
|Samples||An excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems.|
Snags incidental to the changeover in management.
The period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness.
The ensuant response to his appeal.
The resultant savings were considerable.
|Synonyms||accompanying, attendant, concomitant, consequent, ensuant, resultant, sequent|
English noun: incidental
|1.||incidental (possession) (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified|
|Samples||He requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses.|
|Synonyms||incidental expense, minor expense|
|Domain usage||plural, plural form|
|2.||incidental (communication) an item that is incidental|
|Broader (hypernym)||item, point|