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ADVERB (2)

1. introducing a different topic; in point of fact;
- Example: "incidentally, I won't go to the party"
[syn: by the way, by the bye, incidentally, apropos]

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


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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

incidentally adv 1: introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party" [syn: by the way, by the bye, incidentally, apropos] 2: of a minor or subordinate nature; "these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models" [syn: incidentally, accidentally]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "incidentally": a propos, accidentally, apropos, apropos of, as it chanced, by a fluke, by accident, by chance, by good fortune, by hazard, by the by, by the way, casually, en passant, for example, for some reason, fortuitously, in passing, in some way, par exemple, parenthetically, perchance, somehow, somehow or other, speaking of, unpredictably