incidental

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From incident +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnsɪˈdɛntəl/, /ɪnsəˈdɛntəl/
    • (US) IPA(key): (nasal flap) [ɪnsɪˈdɛ.ɾ̃əl], (enunciated) [ɪnsɪˈdɛn.tʰəl]
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AdjectiveEdit

incidental (comparative more incidental, superlative most incidental)

  1. Loosely associated; of limited relevance except indirectly; only accidentally related.
    That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.
    incidental evidence
  2. Existing tangentially, being a byproduct, a tangent, or a likely consequence.
    Injuries are incidental to contact sports: they're going to happen.
  3. Occurring by chance.
  4. (physics, of radiation) Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).

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NounEdit

incidental (plural incidentals)

  1. Minor items, not further defined. Incidental expense.
    She's costing us a lot in incidentals.
  2. Something that is incidental.

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: in‧ci‧den‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

AdjectiveEdit

incidental m or f (plural incidentais)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French incidentel.

AdjectiveEdit

incidental m or n (feminine singular incidentală, masculine plural incidentali, feminine and neuter plural incidentale)

  1. incidental

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

incidental (plural incidentales)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)

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