1 Happening as a minor accompaniment to something else.
1.1 Occurring by chance in connection with something else.
2 incidental to – Happening as a result of (an activity)
usually incidentals
An incidental expense, event, etc.

Early 17th century originally from medieval Latin incidentalis, from Latin incident- ‘falling upon, happening to’ (from the verb incidere).


The illustrations added to these definitions are incidental, in spite of their frequent use.


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