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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; 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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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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AdjectiveEdit

incidental m or f (plural incidentais, comparable)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)

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AdjectiveEdit

incidental (plural incidentales)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)