incidental

incidental
incidental in‧ci‧den‧tal [ˌɪnsˈdentl◂] adjective
incidental costs/​expenses etc ACCOUNTING small amounts of money which are spent at various times as part of a larger bill:

• The Law Centre has to meet the incidental expenses of the committee, such as phone bills, petrol and stationery.

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incidental UK US /ˌɪnsɪˈdentəl/ adjective
happening by chance, or in connection with something else that is more important: it is incidental that »

It is purely incidental that payroll savings were realized after the consolidation, because more employees chose to quit their jobs rather than follow them to the new headquarters.

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It is not incidental that the financial industry is one of the last remaining consumers of mainframe computers.

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

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incidental UK US /ˌɪnsɪˈdentəl/ noun [C]
something that is connected, often by chance, to something more important: »

An incidental like a snowstorm can leave a large hole in your shipping schedule.

[usually plural] ACCOUNTING small amounts of money spent while trying to achieve something: »

The company's expenses policy limits what people can spend on incidentals.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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