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"incidental" in British English

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incidentaladjective

uk   /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.təl/  us   /-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)
Translations of “incidental”
in Chinese (Simplified) 次要的, 附带的, 伴随的…
in Turkish öylesine, önemsiz, rastlantılı…
in Russian несущественный, побочный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 次要的, 附帶的, 伴隨的…
in Polish drugorzędny, uboczny…
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