HyperDic: incidental

English > 5 senses of the word incidental:
ADJECTIVEallincidental, incident(sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
allincidental, nonessential, accidentalnot of prime or central importance
allincidental, attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, ensuant, resultant, sequent, collateralfollowing or accompanying as a consequence
NOUNpossessionincidental, incidental expense, minor expense(frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
communicationincidentalan item that is incidental
incidental > pronunciation
Soundsih.nsihdeh'ntahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > incidental: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence.
Examples
  • "incidental expenses"
  • "the road will bring other incidental advantages"
  • "extra duties incidental to the job"
  • "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"
  • "confusion incidental to a quick change"
Synonymincident
Narroweromissiblecapable of being left out
parenthetic, parentheticalQualifying or explaining
peripheralrelated to the key issue but not of central importance
secondaryDepending on or incidental to what is original or primary
Oppositebasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishcircunstancial, incidental
Catalancircumstancial, incidental
Adverbsincidentallyof a minor or subordinate nature
English > incidental: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot of prime or central importance.
Synonymsnonessential, accidental
Broaderinessential, unessentialnot basic or fundamental
Spanishincidental
English > incidental: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFollowing or accompanying as a consequence.
Example "snags incidental to the changeover in management"
Synonymsattendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, ensuant, resultant, sequent, collateral
BroadersubsequentFollowing in time or order
Spanishconcomitante, consecuente, consiguiente, resultante
Catalanacompanyant, concomitant, consegüent, conseqüent, resultant
English > incidental: 5 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaning(frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified.
Example"he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
Synonymsincidental expense, minor expense
Broaderexpensemoney spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishgasto accesorio, gastos incidentales
English > incidental: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn item that is incidental.
Broaderitem, pointA distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict