incidental
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪnsɪˈdɛntəl/, /ɪnsəˈdɛntəl/
    • (America) IPA: [ɪnsɪˈdɛ.ɾ̃əl], [ɪnsɪˈdɛn.tʰəl]
Adjective

incidental

  1. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident; being a likely consequence.
    That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.
  2. Occurring by chance
  3. (physics, of radiation) Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
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incidental (plural incidentals)

  1. Minor items, not further defined. Incidental expense.
    She's costing us a lot in incidentals.
  2. Something that is incidental.
Translations
  • German: Nebenausgabe, Nebensächlichkeit, Nebenumstand, Nebenkosten
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