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 for incidental
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incidental \In`ci*den"tal\, n.
     An incident; that which is incidental; esp., in the plural,
     an aggregate of subordinate or incidental items not
     particularized; as, the expense of tuition and incidentals.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incidental \In`ci*den"tal\, a.
     Happening, as an occasional event, without regularity; coming
     without design; casual; accidental; hence, not of prime
     concern; subordinate; collateral; as, an incidental
     conversation; an incidental occurrence; incidental expenses.
     [1913 Webster]
           By some, religious duties . . . appear to be regarded .
           . . as an incidental business.           --Rogers.
     Syn: Accidental; casual; fortuitous; contingent; chance;
          collateral. See Accidental. -- In`ci*den"tal*ly,
          adv. -- In`ci*den"tal*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]
                I treat either or incidentally of colors. --Boyle.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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 incidental to a quick
             change" [syn: incidental, incident] [ant: basic]
      2: not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the
         integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA [syn: incidental,
      3: following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive
         growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags
         incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant
         circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need
         for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his
         appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable" [syn:
         attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant,
         incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent]
      n 1: (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not
           specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental
           expenses" [syn: incidental expense, incidental, minor
      2: an item that is incidental

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "incidental":
     accessory, acciaccatura, accident, accidental, accompanying,
     addendum, addition, additional, adjunct, ado, adrift, adscititious,
     adventitious, afloat, afoot, aleatory, ancillary, appendage,
     appoggiatura, appurtenance, appurtenant, arabesque, article,
     ascititious, aspect, auxiliary, beside the mark, beside the point,
     beside the question, by-the-way, cadence, cadenza, case, casual,
     causeless, chance, chancy, circumstantial, collateral, coloratura,
     conditional, contingency, contingent, count, current, datum,
     destinal, detail, dicey, division, doing, element, embellishment,
     eventuating, extra, extraneous, extrinsic, facet, fact, factor,
     fatal, fatidic, fioritura, flight, flourish, fluky, fortuitous,
     going on, grace, grace note, haphazard, happening, happenstance,
     iffy, immaterial, impertinent, in hand, in the wind, inadmissible,
     inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incidental note,
     inconsequent, inconsequential, indeterminate, inessential,
     insignificant, instance, irrelative, irrelevant, item, lesser,
     long mordent, matter, mere chance, minor, minor detail, minutia,
     minutiae, mordent, negligible, nihil ad rem, nonessential,
     not at issue, not-self, occasional, occurring, odd, off,
     off the subject, on, on foot, ongoing, ornament, other,
     out-of-the-way, paltry, parenthetical, part-time, particular,
     passage, passing, petty, point, pralltriller, prevailing,
     prevalent, provisional, random, regard, respect, resultant, risky,
     roulade, run, secondary, serendipitous, side, single mordent,
     spare, subordinate, subsidiary, superadded, superaddition,
     superfluous, supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary,
     taking place, thing, trifling, trivial, turn, uncaused, under way,
     undetermined, unessential, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen,
     unimportant, unlooked-for, unplanned, unpredictable

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