1. [ noun ] a single distinct event
Related terms: happening scene infection cause_celebre sideshow episode
2. [ adjective ] falling or striking on something
Related terms: incidence
3. [ adjective ] (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
Synonyms: incidental

"incidental expenses" "the road will bring other incidental advantages" "extra duties incidental to the job"

Related terms: basic by peripheral omissible secondary parenthetic
4. [ noun ] a public disturbance

: "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

Related terms: disturbance
Similar spelling:   incidental