incidental

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From incident +‎ -al.

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incidental (comparative more incidental, superlative most incidental)

  1. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
    That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.
  2. Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).

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incidental (plural incidentals)

  1. Incidental expense.
    She's costing us a lot in incidentals.

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