Definitions for incidentalˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl

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  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"


  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).

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