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incidental

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1incidental

adjective in·ci·den·tal \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈden-təl\

: happening as a minor part or result of something else

Full Definition of INCIDENTAL

1
a :  being likely to ensue as a chance or minor consequence <social obligations incidental to the job>
b :  minor 1
2
:  occurring merely by chance or without intention or calculation

Examples of INCIDENTAL

  1. You may incur some incidental expenses on the trip.
  2. an incidental part of the job
  3. He writes incidental music for plays.

First Known Use of INCIDENTAL

1644

2incidental

noun

: something that happens as a minor part or result of something else : something that is incidental

Full Definition of INCIDENTAL

1
plural :  minor items (as of expense) that are not particularized
2
:  something that is incidental

First Known Use of INCIDENTAL

1707

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