incidental incidental  /ˌɪn sɪ ˈdɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
  2. (n) an item that is incidental
  3. (adj) (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
  4. (adj) not of prime or central importance
  5. (adj) following or accompanying as a consequence

Usage(s):

  1. But, like Annie Hall and Manhattan, it is about people whose jobs are incidental to their real vocations of falling in love and messing things up.
  2. It has a certain incidental inventiveness when it comes to narrative development, none of which feels organic to the story.
  3. Perhaps race is just incidental, and gender or class is the overriding factor.

News

  1. 12 Sketchbooks of the Pros

    If you're an artist, your sketchbook probably looks pretty standard. But what if you're an "anthropomorphist architect?" Or an elephant? SEE ALSO: More Comics on Mashable In this comic, Grant Snider of Incidental Comics illustrates sketchbooks for a variety of professions, but somewhere between marine biologist and "frustrated origamist," things get a little strange. Which is your favorite? You ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Organic farmers can’t fight Monsanto patents in court

    But Monsanto won't be able to sue over "incidental infringement" of GMO crops.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ars Technica

Quotes

  1. "It should come as no surprise that a legitimate policy directing law enforcement to arrest and detain individuals because of their suspected link to the (9/11) attacks would produce a disparate, incidental impact on Arab Muslims," Kennedy said....
    on May 19, 2009 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. "I think it should have been a suspension because it was a blow to the head," McAmmond said. "It wasn't incidental. It's not like that couldn't have been avoided."
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Dean McAmmond Source: Forbes

  3. "I don't think we want to necessarily push him any further than that. He's done well with everything we've asked," Coughlin said of Toomer. "He's had some incidental contact and jumped right back up, so I think he's done well."
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Tom Coughlin Source: SI.com

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