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It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.
Edward Sapir

Meaning of "incidental" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INCIDENTAL

incidental  [ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INCIDENTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Incidental can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INCIDENTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Incident

Incident may refer to: ▪ A property of a graph ▪ Incident, a cultural festival of The National Institute of Technology in Surathkal, Karnataka, India ▪ Incident, a concept in Scientology ▪ Incident ray, a ray of light that strikes a surface ▪ Nuclear incident; an irregularity with a nuclear installation not classified as a nuclear accident ▪ Road traffic incident, when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. The Incident may refer to: ▪ Incident, a 1948 film noir ▪ The Incident, a 1967 film ▪ The Incident, an event in British history that took place in 1641 ▪ The Incident, the season finale of the fifth season of Lost ▪ The Incident, a 2009 album release by the band Porcupine Tree...

Definition of incidental in the English dictionary

The first definition of incidental in the dictionary is happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous. Other definition of incidental is foll by to found in connection ; related. Incidental is also foll by upon caused.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INCIDENTAL


accidental
ˌæksɪˈdɛntəl
bidental
baɪˈdɛntəl
coincidental
kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl
Continental
ˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl
dental
ˈdɛntəl
experimental
ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəl
fundamental
ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl
gentle
ˈdʒɛntəl
incremental
ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl
instrumental
ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl
interdental
ˌɪntəˈdɛntəl
labiodental
ˌleɪbɪəʊˈdɛntəl
mental
ˈmɛntəl
nonaccidental
ˌnɒnˌæksɪˈdɛntəl
occidental
ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl
oriental
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəl
ornamental
ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl
rental
ˈrɛntəl
transcendental
ˌtrænsɛnˈdɛntəl
tridental
traɪˈdɛntəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INCIDENTAL

incidence
incident
incident room
incidental damages
incidental expenses
incidental music
incidentally
incidentalness
incinerate
incineration
incinerator
incipience
incipiency
incipient
incipiently
incipit
incisal
incise
incised
incisiform

WORDS THAT END LIKE INCIDENTAL

car rental
departmental
detrimental
developmental
documental
elemental
environmental
governmental
horizontal
intercontinental
intergovernmental
judgmental
monumental
placental
regimental
segmental
sentimental
supplemental
temperamental
transcontinental
video rental

Synonyms and antonyms of incidental in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INCIDENTAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «incidental» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of incidental

Translation of «incidental» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INCIDENTAL

Find out the translation of incidental to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of incidental from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «incidental» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

次要的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

circunstancial
570 millions of speakers

English

incidental
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आनुषंगिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عرضية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

случайный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acessório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আনুষঙ্গিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

accessoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersampingan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nebensächlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

偶発の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부차적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

LIYANE
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngẫu nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनुषंगिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tesadüfi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accessorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypadkowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випадковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

incidental
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τυχαίες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toevallige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ordnad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilfeldige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of incidental

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INCIDENTAL»

The term «incidental» is very widely used and occupies the 19.118 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INCIDENTAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about incidental

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6 QUOTES WITH «INCIDENTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word incidental.
1
Whittaker Chambers
A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.
2
J. Edgar Hoover
Justice is merely incidental to law and order.
3
Herb Kelleher
I tell my employees that we're in the service business, and it's incidental that we fly airplanes.
4
Jamie Kennedy
It's the millenium, motives are incidental.
5
Charlie Pierce
Football was always a deal we made with ourselves. We adopted it for its brutality, which was embedded in a context that happened to be perfectly suited to television and to gambling, but which we could convince ourselves was only incidental to our enjoyment because it was only incidental to the game itself.
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Edward Sapir
It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INCIDENTAL»

Discover the use of incidental in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to incidental and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of ...
A must-read for students of psychology and medicine in need of a lesson in compassion.” —Psychology Today “Danielle Ofri is a finely gifted writer, a born storyteller as well as a born physician.” —Oliver Sacks Dr. Danielle Ofri, ...
Danielle Ofri, 2006
2
Incidental Psychotherapy Within Christian Relationships: ...
This book points out the close similarity between the loving connections of Christians and therapeutic relationships between psychotherapists and clients.
E. Rae Harcum, 2010
3
Use of Computer-based Lexical Glosses to Improve Incidental ...
Many English language learning students transition to mainstream academic classes before they have developed complete linguistic competence.
Robert J. Murphy, 2007
4
The Best of Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine, Volume 1: ...
What's. Incidental. about. Incidental. Teaching? Part. 1. By Gail McGee, Ph.D. Incidental teaching is becoming increasingly popular as a strategy for teaching children with autism but, to gain full advantage, it is important to understand the ...
Veronica Zysk, 2005
5
John Latham: The Incidental Person-- His Art and Ideas
John Latham offers an evaluation of Latham's artistic output from the 1940s to the 1990s.
John Albert Walker, 1995
6
Report of the FAO Technical Working Group Meeting on ...
Tokyo, Japan, 25-27 March 1998 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Technical Working Group on Reduction of Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries ...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Technical Working Group on Reduction of Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries, 1999
7
Incidental Trainer: A Reference Guide for Training Design, ...
1.2 Who are “incidental trainers”? You may be one of them! If you are a professional in any field, at some point in your career or business you probably will be training employees or clients, making you an incidental trainer. The term “ incidental ...
Margaret Wan, 2013
8
The Incidental Guru: Lessons in Healing from a Dog
Respected psychotherapist, Cindy Stone, shares an inspiring and insightful tale about how she met her incidental guru, an abandoned and rebellious dog whose defensive manner helped unveil touchstone elements for profound self awareness and ...
Cindy Stone, 2002
9
Incidental architect: William Thornton and the cultural life ...
While the majority of scholarship on early Washington focuses on its political and physical development, in Incidental Architect Gordon S. Brown describes the intellectual and social scene of the late 1700s through the lives of a prominent ...
Gordon S. Brown, 2009
10
'Incidental' Ethnographers: French Catholic Missions on the ...
This book introduces, from an anthropological standpoint, French Catholic missionary colonial ethnographic writing from the highlands of north Vietnam and Yunnan at the turn of the 20th century, and searches for the genealogies of the ...
Jean Michaud, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INCIDENTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term incidental is used in the context of the following news items.
1
American Universities Are Failing at Ethics | TIME
These are stories that happened at universities, and their settings, I believe, are not incidental to the narratives. As an author of University ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Ted Cruz Has Money to Burn the GOP - Bloomberg View
If he annihilates Walker, Rubio and/or Bush -- any of whom is likely to be more electable than Cruz -- they will only be incidental casualties, the ... «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
3
A Midsummer Night's Dream – orchestral manoeuvres in the park …
In the 19th century, well-appointed theatres could commission incidental music on a grand scale. When King Frederick William IV of Prussia ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Sherlock goes in new directions in 'Mr. Holmes' | News OK
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker. (Thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking). — Colin Cover ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
5
'Watchman' a truer novel than 'Mockingbird' | News & Observer …
If the sensibilities of American adolescents are unprepared for the incidental vulgarisms of “Huck Finn,” the vernacular freely deployed in “Go ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
6
Mr. Holmes | Christianity Today
PG (For thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking.) Genre. Crime, Drama, Mystery. Directed By. Bill Condon. «ChristianityToday.com, Jul 15»
7
County Highway A construction to start next week | New Richmond …
... underlying concrete pavement, hotmix asphalt pavement, base aggregate shoulders and all incidental items necessary to complete the work ... «Richmond-News, Jul 15»
8
International visitors spent more than $18 billion in May 2015 …
... entertainment, local transportation in the United States, and other items incidental to foreign travel. Travel receipts accounted for slightly more ... «WDAM-TV, Jul 15»
9
'Amazing Grace' Review: Broadway Musical Far From Miraculous …
... orchestrations, Kenny Seymour; music direction, arrangements & incidental music, Joseph Church; production stage manager, Paul J. Smith. «Variety, Jul 15»
10
Twenty-eight years in power was 20 too many for Stephen R. Reed …
Sure there might be a saddle, bought with city funds for the ill-fated "Wild West Museum," sitting in his house, but it was all incidental, harmless ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Incidental [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/incidental>. Dec 2019 ».
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