[ in-si-den-tl ]
/ ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl /
happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else.
incurred casually and in addition to the regular or main amount: incidental expenses.
likely to happen or naturally appertaining (usually followed by to).
something incidental, as a circumstance.
incidentals, minor expenses.
Words nearby incidental
ANTONYMS FOR incidental
OTHER WORDS FROM incidental
in·ci·den·tal·ness, nounnon·in·ci·den·tal, adjectivenon·in·ci·den·tal·ly, adverbun·in·ci·den·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonincidental
/ (ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl) /
happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous
(postpositive foll by to) found in connection (with); related (to)
(postpositive foll by upon) caused (by)
occasional or minorincidental expenses
(often plural) an incidental or minor expense, event, or action
Derived forms of incidentalincidentalness, noun
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