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Incidental

In`ci`den´tal
a.1.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.
By some, religious duties . . . appear to be regarded . . . as an incidental business.
- Rogers.
n.1.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.
Noun1.incidental - (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
2.incidental - an item that is incidental
Adj.1.incidental - (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"
Synonyms: incident
Antonyms:
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
2.incidental - following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"
3.incidental - not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
Synonyms: nonessential
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