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Accompanying but not a major part of something,
  1. Accompanying but not a major part of something
    • - for the fieldworker who deals with real problems, paperwork is incidental
    • - incidental expenses
  2. Occurring by chance in connection with something else
    • - the incidental catch of dolphins in the pursuit of tuna
  3. Liable to happen as a consequence of (an activity)
    • - the ordinary risks incidental to a fireman's job
  1. An incidental detail, expense, event, etc
    • - an allowance to cover meals, taxis, and other incidentals

  1. (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid ...
  2. incidental expense: (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
  3. an item that is incidental
  4. not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
  5. attendant: following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his ...
  6. (incidentally) by the way: introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"
  7. Incidental expense; Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident; Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident)
  8. (incidentals) Small items of expenditure that are not individually identified
  9. (Incidentals) (1904) (poetry and prose) (originally published as Charles Sandburg)
  10. (Incidentals (noun)) Blanket term covering the world of small items a person uses on a daily basis as the need happens to arise that is, needed per incident occurring. Examples are aspirin, combs, and picture postcards.
  11. (Incidentals) Charges incurred by the participants of a tour, but which are not included in the tour price.
  12. (Incidentals) Charges to the guests room other than room and tax such as telephone usage, room service, pay movies, etc.
  13. (Incidentals) will be charged if your itinerary differs from the original scheduled.
  14. i.e. unintentionally included in the background. Incidental Music is music that plays in the background of a scene to build atmosphere, tension or drama.
  15. Contingent upon or pertaining to something that is more important; that which is necessary, appertaining to, or depending upon another known as the principal.