incidental


incidental
in|ci|den|tal1 [ˌınsıˈdentl] adj
1.) happening or existing in connection with something else that is more important
Increased motivation is more than an incidental benefit of reward schemes.
incidental to
companies that carry out investment business that is incidental to their main activity
2.) [not before noun]
naturally happening as a result of something
incidental to
Drinking too much is almost incidental to bartending.
incidental 2
incidental2 n [C usually plural]
something that you have to do, buy etc which you had not planned to
Carry extra cash for taxis, tips and other incidentals.

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