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an incidental observation
You will receive an allowance for meals and incidental expenses.
Information skills are not merely incidental to the curriculum but central to it.
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American English version of definition of incidental
a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
to use someone or something for your own purposes, often in a way that causes harm or difficulties
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
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Definition of incidental from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.