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  • Incidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in passing; apropos; aside; apart from, though connected with, the main object or subject of discourse.
  • prep. by the bye; -- used to introduce an incidental or secondary remark or subject.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. introducing a different topic; in point of fact

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