Incidental definition

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Occurring or likely to occur as an unpredictable or minor consequence.
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A minor accompanying item or expense.

A pocket in the suitcase for incidentals.

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Secondary or minor, but usually associated.

Incidental expenses.

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Miscellaneous or minor items or expenses.
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The definition of incidental is an unintended consequence of something, or a related but unimportant part.

Destruction of the forests is an example of an incidental or unintended consequence of population growth.

Paperwork is an example of an incidental part of the job of an airline pilot.

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Of a minor, casual, or subordinate nature.

Incidental expenses.

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Happening by chance; accidental.
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Happening as a result of or in connection with something more important; casual.

Incidental benefits.

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Likely to happen as a result or concomitant.

Troubles incidental to divorce.

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Something incidental.
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Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.

That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.

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Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
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Incidental expense.

She's costing us a lot in incidentals.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
incidental
Plural:
incidentals

Origin of incidental

  • From incident +‎ -al.

    From Wiktionary