Definitions for incidentalˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ci•den•talˌɪn 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.

  3. (n.)something incidental.

  4. incidentals, minor expenses.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incidental expense, incidental, minor expense(noun)

    (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified

    "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"

  2. incidental(adj)

    an item that is incidental

  3. incidental, incident(adj)

    (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"

  4. incidental, nonessential(adj)

    not of prime or central importance

    "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA

  5. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. incidental(adjective)ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl

    less important than sth else; = secondary

    incidental costs; Her nationality is incidental to me.


  1. incidental(Noun)

    Incidental expense.

    She's costing us a lot in incidentals.

  2. incidental(Adjective)

    Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.

    That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.

  3. incidental(Adjective)

    Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).

Anagrams of incidental

  1. anticlined

Translations for incidental

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


occurring etc by chance in connection with something else

an incidental remark.

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