Accidental meaning

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An animal that has strayed beyond its normal range.
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Occurring unexpectedly, unintentionally, or by chance.
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Of or relating to an accidental.
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Being an animal, especially a bird, that has strayed beyond its normal range.
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A property, factor, or attribute that is not essential.
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Happening by chance; fortuitous.
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Belonging but not essential; attributive; incidental.
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Of an accidental.
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A nonessential quality or feature.
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Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous.

An accidental visit.

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Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental.

Are accidental to a play.

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(music) Foreign to the key signature or a proper harmony.
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(geometry) Being a double point with two distinct tangent planes in 4-dimensional projective space.
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A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
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(painting, plural only) Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow.
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(music) A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.
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Origin of accidental

  • Compare French accidentel, earlier accidental.

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  • accident +‎ -al

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  • First attested in 1386.

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