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Meaning of incidental by Wiktionary Dictionary



    incidental ( comparative more incidental, superlative most incidental )

    1. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident .
      That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot .
    2. Entering or approaching, prior to reflection ( more frequently incident ) .

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    incidental ( plural: incidentals )

    1. Incidental expense .
      She's costing us a lot in incidentals .


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Explanation of incidental by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. following or accompanying as a consequence

    2. snags incidental to the changeover in management
    3. not of prime or central importance

    4. minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

    5. 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
    1. an item that is incidental

    2. an expense not budgeted or not specified

    3. he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses