incidental

incidental
[[t]ɪ̱nsɪde̱nt(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ: oft ADJ to n
If one thing is incidental to another, it is less important than the other thing or is not a major part of it.

The playing of music proved to be incidental to the main business of the evening...

At the bottom of the bill, you will notice various incidental expenses such as faxes.


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  • Incidental — In ci*den tal, a. Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime concern; subordinate; collateral; as, an incidental conversation; an incidental occurrence; incidental… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incidental — INCIDENTÁL, Ă, incidentali, e, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Care intervine întâmplător; accidental. – Din fr. incidentel. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INCIDENTÁL adj. 1. v. întâmplător. 2. v. neprevăzut. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • incidental — [in΄sə dent′ l] adj. [ML incidentalis] 1. a) happening as a result of or in connection with something more important; casual [incidental benefits] b) likely to happen as a result or concomitant: with to [troubles incidental to divorce] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Incidental — In ci*den tal, n. An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural, an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not particularized; as, the expense of tuition and incidentals. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incidental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring as a minor accompaniment or by chance in connection with something else. 2) (incidental to) liable to happen as a consequence of. ► NOUN ▪ an incidental detail, expense, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • incidental — (adj.) casual, occasional, 1610s, from M.L. incidentalis, from incidens (see INCIDENT (Cf. incident) (n.)). Incidentals (n.) occasional expenses, etc., is attested by 1707 …   Etymology dictionary

  • incidental — adj. 2 g. Que sobrevém por incidente …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • incidental — *accidental, casual, fortuitous, contingent, adventitious Analogous words: *subordinate, secondary, collateral: associated, related, linked, connected (see JOIN) Antonyms: essential (sense 2) Contrasted words: fundamental, cardinal, vital (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incidental — [adj] related; minor accidental, accompanying, adventitious, ancillary, attendant, by the way*, casual, chance, circumstantial, coincidental, concomitant, concurrent, contingent, contributing, contributory, fluke*, fortuitous, irregular,… …   New thesaurus

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