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accidental

adjective
 
 
/ˌæksɪˈdentəl/
B2 not intended: accidental damage Chance and randomnessNot expected or planned
accidentally adverb B2 She accidentally knocked over a glass of red wine.
Translations of “accidental”
in Korean 우연한…
in Arabic عَرَضي…
in Portuguese acidental…
in Catalan fortuït, imprevist…
in Japanese 間違いによる, 不測の, 思いがけない…
in Italian accidentale, casuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偶然的, 意外的…
in Russian случайный…
in Turkish kazara, istemeden olan, meydana gelen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偶然的, 意外的…
in Polish przypadkowy…
(Definition of accidental from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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