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incidental

adjective  /ˌɪn·səˈden·təl/ us  
happening by chance, or in connection with something of greater importance: His influence on younger employees was incidental, not intentional. Will I be reimbursed for incidental expenses at the conference?
Translations of “incidental”
in Chinese (Traditional) 次要的, 附帶的, 伴隨的…
in Russian несущественный, побочный…
in Turkish öylesine, önemsiz, rastlantılı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 次要的, 附带的, 伴随的…
in Polish drugorzędny, uboczny…
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