Incidental In`ci*den"tal, a. Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime concern; subordinate; collateral; as, an incidental conversation; an incidental occurrence; incidental expenses. [1913 Webster]

By some, religious duties . . . appear to be regarded . . . as an incidental business. --Rogers.

Syn: Accidental; casual; fortuitous; contingent; chance; collateral. See {Accidental}. -- {In`ci*den"tal*ly}, adv. -- {In`ci*den"tal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

I treat either or incidentally of colors. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • incidentalness — in·ci·den·tal·ness …   English syllables

  • incidentalness — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈdentəlnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being incidental : concomitance * * * incidentˈalness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑incident * * * inciˈdentalness [f. as pre …   Useful english dictionary

  • incidental — incidentalness, n. /in si den 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. likely to happen… …   Universalium

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