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incidental


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  incidental 
  adj  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  expansion";  "confusion  incident 
  to  a  quick  change"  [syn:  {incident}]  [ant:  {basic}] 
  2:  following  as  a  consequence;  "an  excessive  growth  of 
  bureaucracy,  with  related  problems";  "snags  incidental  to 
  the  changeover  in  management"  [syn:  {accompanying},  {attendant}, 
  {concomitant},  {incidental  to(p)}] 
  3:  not  of  prime  or  central  importance;  "nonessential  to  the 
  integral  meanings  of  poetry"-  Pubs.MLA  [syn:  {nonessential}] 
  n  1:  (frequently  plural)  an  expense  not  budgeted  or  not 
  specified;  "he  requested  reimbursement  of  $7  for 
  incidental  expenses"  [syn:  {incidental  expense},  {minor 
  expense}] 
  2:  an  item  that  is  incidental 




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