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

Definition of incidental

  1. 1 a :  being likely to ensue as a chance or minor consequence <social obligations incidental to the job> b :  minor 1

  2. 2 :  occurring merely by chance or without intention or calculation

Examples of incidental in a sentence

  1. You may incur some incidental expenses on the trip.

  2. an incidental part of the job

  3. He writes incidental music for plays.

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First Known Use of incidental

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incidental

noun in·ci·den·tal

Definition of incidental

  1. 1 plural :  minor items (as of expense) that are not particularized

  2. 2 :  something that is incidental

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First Known Use of incidental

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INCIDENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of incidental for English Language Learners

  • : happening as a minor part or result of something else


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incidental

noun in·ci·den·tal

Definition of incidental for English Language Learners

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


INCIDENTAL Defined for Kids

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

Definition of incidental for Students

  1. :  happening as an unimportant part of something else <incidental expenses>


Law Dictionary

incidental

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adjective in·ci·den·tal \ˌin-sə-ˈdent-əl\

Legal Definition of incidental

  1. 1 :  subordinate or secondary in importance or position <incidental benefits>

  2. 2 :  incident

  3. 3 :  occurring by chance or in isolation <incidental use of a person's image>

incidentally

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