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"incidental" in British English

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incidentaladjective

uk   /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.təl/  us   /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.t̬əl/
(Definition of incidental from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incidental" in American English

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incidentaladjective

 us   /ˌɪn·səˈden·təl/
happening by ​chance, or in ​connection with something of ​greaterimportance: His ​influence on ​younger employees was incidental, not ​intentional. Will I be ​reimbursed for incidental ​expenses at the ​conference?
(Definition of incidental from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"incidental" in Business English

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incidentaladjective

uk   us   /ˌɪnsɪˈdentəl/
happening by chance, or in ​connection with something else that is more important: it is incidental that It is purely incidental that ​payrollsavings were ​realized after the ​consolidation, because more ​employees chose to ​quit their ​jobs rather than ​follow them to the new ​headquarters. It is not incidental that the ​financialindustry is one of the last remaining ​consumers of ​mainframecomputers.incidental to sth Whether one is 25 or 75, age is incidental to how well the ​job is done.
ACCOUNTING incidental ​costs are ​amounts of ​money, usually ​small, that someone has to ​spend while ​trying to ​achieve something: incidental ​costs/​expenses

incidentalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌɪnsɪˈdentəl/
something that is ​connected, often by chance, to something more important: An incidental like a snowstorm can ​leave a large ​hole in your ​shippingschedule.
[usually plural] ACCOUNTING smallamounts of ​moneyspent while ​trying to ​achieve something: The company's ​expensespolicylimits what ​people can ​spend on incidentals.
(Definition of incidental from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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