|a.||1.||Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime concern; subordinate; collateral; |
|n.||1.||An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural, an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not particularized; |
|Noun||1.||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"|
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|