incidental

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From incident +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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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Noun[edit]

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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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

incidental m or f (plural incidentais, comparable)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French incidentel

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. incidental

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incidental (plural incidentales)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)

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