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; 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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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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Adjective[edit]

incidental m, f ‎(plural incidentais, comparable)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incidental m, f ‎(plural incidentales)

  1. incidental (existing by chance)