from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring or likely to occur as an unpredictable or minor accompaniment: the snags incidental to a changeover in upper management. See Synonyms at accidental.
- adj. Of a minor, casual, or subordinate nature: incidental expenses.
- n. A minor accompanying item or expense: a pocket in the suitcase for incidentals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
- adj. Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
- n. Incidental expense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime concern; subordinate; collateral
- n. An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural, an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not particularized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Occurring, inseparably or fortuitously, in conjunction with something else, usually of greater importance; of minor importance; occasional; casual: as incidental expenses.
- Synonyms Chance, Casual, etc. See accidental.
- n. Something subordinate or casual: often used in the plural to mean minor expenses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. following or accompanying as a consequence
- n. (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
- adj. (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
- adj. not of prime or central importance
- n. an item that is incidental
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