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Definitions of incidental

  1. an item that is incidental Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Something casual or subordinate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. INCIDENTALNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. (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 incident to a quick change" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Casual; liable to happen unexpectedly; happening as a chance feature of something else; as, incidental expenses. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Falling out: coming without design: occasional: accidental. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Occasional; accidental. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Occurring in the course of something else; contingent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Coming without design; accidental; occasional. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Coming without design; casual; occasional; not intended. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for incidental

  1. A practice incidental to one stage of society must not be confused with a rule, similar to the practice, obtaining in a different stage of society. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  2. He remembered these trivial facts as a valuable part of his incidental education. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
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