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incidental

in·ci·den·tal

incidental

 
pronunciation:
In s den tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening or likely to happen concurrently or in connection with something else but as a subordinate or less important element.
Some incidental weight loss was noted in the patients taking the drug.
similar words:
accidental, circumstantial, coincident, conditional, contingent, dependent, incident, side, subsidiary
definition 2: of relatively little importance in relation to something else.
incidental income
synonyms:
minor, secondary
antonyms:
crucial, essential, integral
similar words:
accessory, circumstantial, extraneous, extrinsic, inappreciable, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inessential, insignificant, negligible, nonessential, subordinate, subsidiary, unessential, unimportant
definition 3: occurring only by chance rather than by plan or intention.
an incidental meeting
synonyms:
accidental, casual
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) something minor or subordinate, such as small expenses.
synonyms:
accidental
similar words:
accessory, appurtenance, extra, inessential, nonessential, unessential
Word Parts
The word incidental contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall