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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 ?
Yet, singularly enough, there is an incidental reference to this very subject in what I am now about to say to you.
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.
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.
Such might be his constitution; and as she knew that eating and drinking were often the cure of such incidental complaints, she recommended his taking some refreshment; he would find abundance of every thing in the diningroomand she humanely pointed out the door.
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.
An incidental allusion, purposely thrown out, to the day of the week, and the day of the month, set him thinking and counting, and evidently made him uneasy.
Traddles find us on the brink of migration, and will excuse any little discomforts incidental to that position.
Exceedingly moody and dejected was the sorely wounded Don Quixote, with his face bandaged and marked, not by the hand of God, but by the claws of a cat, mishaps incidental to knight-errantry.
Freely had early been smitten by Penny's charms, as brought under his observation at church, but he had to make his way in society a little before he could come into nearer contact with them; and even after he was well received in Grimworth families, it was a long while before he could converse with Penny otherwise than in an incidental meeting at Mr.
The same mail that bore to Mulcahy's mother in New York a letter from the colonel telling her how valiantly her son had fought for the Queen, and how assuredly he would have been recommended for the Victoria Cross had he survived, carried a communication signed, I grieve to say, by that same colonel and all the officers of the regiment, explaining their willingness to do "anything which is contrary to the regulations and all kinds of revolutions" if only a little money could be forwarded to cover incidental expenses.
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.
Blinds, that were intended to be painted green, kept the window in a state of preservation, and probably might have contributed to the effect of the whole, had not the failure in the public funds, which seems always to be incidental to any undertaking of this kind, left them in the sombre coat of lead-color with which they had been originally clothed.

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