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Adjective: incidental  ,in-si'den-t(u)l
  1. Not of prime or central importance
    "incidental to the integral meanings of poetry";
    - nonessential, accidental
  2. Occurring with or following as a consequence
    "snags incidental to the changeover in management";
    - attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, ensuant, resultant, sequent, collateral
  3. Being minor or subordinate; happening as a chance consequence
    "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labour problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"; "incidental expenses";
    - incident, accidental
Noun: incidental  ,in-si'den-t(u)l
  1. (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
    "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses";
    - incidental expense, minor expense
  2. An item that is incidental

Derived forms: incidentals

See also: inessential, omissible, parenthetic, parenthetical, peripheral, secondary, subsequent, unessential

Type of: expense, item, point

Encyclopedia: Incidental