|1.||[ 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|
|2.||[ noun ] (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified|
"he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
|Related terms:||expense plural|
|3.||[ adjective ] not of prime or central importance|
"nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
|4.||[ adjective ] following as a consequence|
|Synonyms:||attendant accompanying incidental_to concomitant|
"an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems" "snags incidental to the changeover in management"
|5.||[ noun ] an item that is incidental|