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ADVERB (3)

1. without advance planning;
- Example: "they met accidentally"
[syn: by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedly]

2. of a minor or subordinate nature;
- Example: "these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models"
[syn: incidentally, accidentally]

3. without intention; in an unintentional manner;
- Example: "she hit him unintentionally"
[syn: unintentionally, accidentally]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accidentally \Ac`ci*den"tal*ly\, adv. In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

accidentally adv 1: without advance planning; "they met accidentally" [syn: by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedly] [ant: advisedly, by choice, by design, deliberately, designedly, intentionally, on purpose, purposely] 2: of a minor or subordinate nature; "these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models" [syn: incidentally, accidentally] 3: without intention; in an unintentional manner; "she hit him unintentionally" [syn: unintentionally, accidentally] [ant: advisedly, by choice, by design, deliberately, designedly, intentionally, on purpose, purposely]