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NOUN (2)

1. (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified;
- Example: "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
[syn: incidental expense, incidental, minor expense]

2. an item that is incidental;


1. (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence;
- Example: "incidental expenses"
- Example: "the road will bring other incidental advantages"
- Example: "extra duties incidental to the job"
- Example: "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"
- Example: "confusion incidental to a quick change"
[syn: incidental, incident]

2. not of prime or central importance;
- Example: "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
[syn: incidental, nonessential]

3. following or accompanying as a consequence;
- Example: "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"
- Example: "snags incidental to the changeover in management"
- Example: "attendant circumstances"
- Example: "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"
- Example: "the ensuant response to his appeal"
- Example: "the resultant savings were considerable"
[syn: attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incidental \In`ci*den"tal\, n. An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural, an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not particularized; as, the expense of tuition and incidentals. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incidental \In`ci*den"tal\, a. Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime concern; subordinate; collateral; as, an incidental conversation; an incidental occurrence; incidental expenses. [1913 Webster] By some, religious duties . . . appear to be regarded . . . as an incidental business. --Rogers. Syn: Accidental; casual; fortuitous; contingent; chance; collateral. See Accidental. -- In`ci*den"tal*ly, adv. -- In`ci*den"tal*ness, n. [1913 Webster] I treat either or incidentally of colors. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

166 Moby Thesaurus words for "incidental": accessory, acciaccatura, accident, accidental, accompanying, addendum, addition, additional, adjunct, ado, adrift, adscititious, adventitious, afloat, afoot, aleatory, ancillary, appendage, appoggiatura, appurtenance, appurtenant, arabesque, article, ascititious, aspect, auxiliary, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, by-the-way, cadence, cadenza, case, casual, causeless, chance, chancy, circumstantial, collateral, coloratura, conditional, contingency, contingent, count, current, datum, destinal, detail, dicey, division, doing, element, embellishment, eventuating, extra, extraneous, extrinsic, facet, fact, factor, fatal, fatidic, fioritura, flight, flourish, fluky, fortuitous, going on, grace, grace note, haphazard, happening, happenstance, iffy, immaterial, impertinent, in hand, in the wind, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incidental note, inconsequent, inconsequential, indeterminate, inessential, insignificant, instance, irrelative, irrelevant, item, lesser, long mordent, matter, mere chance, minor, minor detail, minutia, minutiae, mordent, negligible, nihil ad rem, nonessential, not at issue, not-self, occasional, occurring, odd, off, off the subject, on, on foot, ongoing, ornament, other, out-of-the-way, paltry, parenthetical, part-time, particular, passage, passing, petty, point, pralltriller, prevailing, prevalent, provisional, random, regard, respect, resultant, risky, roulade, run, secondary, serendipitous, side, single mordent, spare, subordinate, subsidiary, superadded, superaddition, superfluous, supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, taking place, thing, trifling, trivial, turn, uncaused, under way, undetermined, unessential, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unimportant, unlooked-for, unplanned, unpredictable