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in·ci·den·tal

 (ĭn′sĭ-dĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Occurring or likely to occur as an unpredictable or minor consequence: "the principle that even annoying, intrusive, and offensive speech is to be protected by the courts and tolerated by the public as incidental to an open society" (Frederick Schauer). See Synonyms at accidental.
2. Of a minor, casual, or subordinate nature: incidental expenses.
n.
A minor accompanying item or expense: a pocket in the suitcase for incidentals.

incidental

(ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl)
adj
1. happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous
2. (foll by: to) found in connection (with); related (to)
3. (foll by: upon) caused (by)
4. occasional or minor: incidental expenses.
n
(often plural) an incidental or minor expense, event, or action
ˌinciˈdentalness n

in•ci•den•tal

(ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl)

adj.
1. happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else.
2. incurred casually and in addition to the regular or main amount: incidental expenses.
n.
3. something incidental.
4. incidentals, minor expenses.
[1610–20]
in`ci•den′tal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incidental - (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specifiedincidental - (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
expense - money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
2.incidental - an item that is incidental
item, point - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
Adj.1.incidental - (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental 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"
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
2.incidental - not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
inessential, unessential - not basic or fundamental
3.incidental - following or accompanying as a consequence; "an 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"
subsequent - following in time or order; "subsequent developments"

incidental

adjective
1. secondary, subsidiary, subordinate, minor, occasional, ancillary, nonessential The playing of music proved to be incidental to the main business.
secondary important, necessary, essential, vital, crucial
2. accompanying, related, attendant, contingent, contributory, concomitant At the bottom of the bill were various incidental expenses.

incidental

adjective
Not part of the real or essential nature of a thing:
Translations
عَرَضي، طارئمُرافِق
doprovodnýnáhodný
ledsagendetilfældig
mellékes
tilviljunar-
sprievodný
slučajen

incidental

[ˌɪnsɪˈdentl]
A. ADJ
1. (= related) [benefit] → adicional; [effect] → secundario
the troubles incidental to any journeylas dificultades que conlleva cualquier viaje
incidental expensesgastos mpl imprevistos
incidental musicmúsica f de acompañamiento
2. (= secondary, minor) [details] → incidental, secundario
but that is incidental to my purpose (frm) → pero eso queda al margen de mi propósito
3. (= accidental, fortuitous) → fortuito
B. incidentals NPL (= expenses) → (gastos mpl) imprevistos mpl

incidental

[ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl] adj
(= minor) [detail] → d'importance secondaire
to be incidental to (= be a relatively unimportant part of) → être accessoire à
(= unplanned) → accidentel(le)incidental expenses nplfaux frais mpl

incidental

adj
dangers incidental to foreign travel (liter)mit Auslandsreisen verbundene Gefahren
(= unplanned) eventzufällig
(= secondary etc)nebensächlich; remarkbeiläufig
nNebensächlichkeit f, → Nebensache f; incidentals (= expenses)Nebenausgaben pl

incidental

[ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntl]
1. adj (secondary) → secondario/a; (unplanned) → fortuito/a
incidental to → connesso/a con
incidental expenses → spese fpl accessorie
2. n (minor point) → punto di secondaria importanza incidentals npl (expenses) → spese fpl accessorie

incident

(ˈinsidənt) noun
an event or happening. There was a strange incident in the supermarket today.
ˌinciˈdental (-ˈden-) adjective
1. occurring etc by chance in connection with something else. an incidental remark.
2. accompanying (something) but not forming part of it. He wrote the incidental music for the play.
ˌinciˈdentally (-ˈden-) adverb
by the way. Incidentally, where were you last night?

incidental

a. incidental, casual.
References in classic literature ?
Distinction between the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids -- Sterility various in degree, not universal, affected by close interbreeding, removed by domestication -- Laws governing the sterility of hybrids -- Sterility not a special endowment, but incidental on other differences -- Causes of the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids -- Parallelism between the effects of changed conditions of life and crossing -- Fertility of varieties when crossed and of their mongrel offspring not universal -- Hybrids and mongrels compared independently of their fertility -- Summary.
But consider the waste in time and energy incidental to making ten thousand varieties of a thing for purposes of ostentation and snobbishness, where one variety would do for use
Heaven and hell may be the prime factors of zeal in the religion of a fanatic; but for the great majority of the religious, heaven and hell are incidental to right and wrong.
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
Whether this is always found in the water, and gives it its peculiar flavour and virtues, or whether its presence was merely incidental, I was not able to ascertain.
In the height of his triumph, Michel Ardan had to encounter all the annoyances incidental to a man of celebrity.
Marrable secured the services of a respectable professional person to drill the young ladies and gentlemen, and to accept all the other responsibilities incidental to creating a dramatic world out of a domestic chaos.
Hence, in the English, this thing of whaling good cheer is not normal and natural, but incidental and particular; and, therefore, must have some special origin, which is here pointed out, and will be still further elucidated.
Besides, our action on each other, good as well as evil, is so incidental and at random that we can seldom hear the acknowledgments of any person who would thank us for a benefit, without some shame and humiliation.
He preferred waiting for the incidental disclosure which events must soon bring about.
Sir Patrick (watch in hand) declined to prolong the interview by answering any incidental inquiries which might arise in the course of it.
He saw that Russia has splendid land, splendid laborers, and that in certain cases, as at the peasant's on the way to Sviazhsky's, the produce raised by the laborers and the land is great--in the majority of cases when capital is applied in the European way the produce is small, and that this simply arises from the fact that the laborers want to work and work well only in their own peculiar way, and that this antagonism is not incidental but invariable, and has its roots in the national spirit.

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