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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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incidental

adjective
Not part of the real or essential nature of a thing:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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incidental

a. incidental, casual.
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References in periodicals archive ?
incidentalness, an injury can provide ("constitutional")
The loss and destruction, as of Odysseus's men on the journey home and the suitors upon his return, is explained as consequent of those minor characters' own carelessness and incidentalness to the main event.(9) Or minor characters are cast finally, like Iphigenia, as willing victim for the grand design, willing perhaps because they can conceive of no other possibility.
"Protest" is defined by four elements: collectivity, incidentalness, protest intention, and physical and/or symbolic form of argumentation.