incidental
I. adjective Date: 1644 1. a. being likely to ensue as a chance or minor consequence <
social obligations incidental to the job
>
b. minor 1 2. occurring merely by chance or without intention or calculation II. noun Date: 1707 1. plural minor items (as of expense) that are not particularized 2. something that is incidental

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  • incidental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring as a minor accompaniment or by chance in connection with something else. 2) (incidental to) liable to happen as a consequence of. ► NOUN ▪ an incidental detail, expense, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • incidental — (adj.) casual, occasional, 1610s, from M.L. incidentalis, from incidens (see INCIDENT (Cf. incident) (n.)). Incidentals (n.) occasional expenses, etc., is attested by 1707 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • incidental — *accidental, casual, fortuitous, contingent, adventitious Analogous words: *subordinate, secondary, collateral: associated, related, linked, connected (see JOIN) Antonyms: essential (sense 2) Contrasted words: fundamental, cardinal, vital (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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