|1.||[ noun ] a single distinct event|
|Related terms:||happening scene infection cause_celebre sideshow episode|
|2.||[ adjective ] falling or striking on something|
|3.||[ adjective ] (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"
|Related terms:||basic by peripheral omissible secondary parenthetic|
|4.||[ noun ] a public disturbance|
: "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"