English - Vietnamese Dictionary
incidental /,insi'dentl/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- ngẫu nhiên, tình cờ, bất ngờ
- an incidental encounter: một cuộc chạm trán bất ngờ
- incidental expenses: những món tiêu ph
+(frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
+an item that is incidental
+(sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
+following as a consequence
+not of prime or central importance
Advanced English Dictionary
1 casual, chance, fortuitous, aleatory, random, haphazard, serendipitous, unpredictable, accidental, adventitious, unplanned, unlooked-for, Colloq fluky:
Any good that came from the war was incidental.
2 subordinate, secondary, ancillary, minor, lesser, non-essential, unimportant, trivial, negligible, inconsequential, insignificant, petty, trifling, paltry:
The incidental events were not covered by the press.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sth) happening in connection with sth else, but not as important as it, or not intended: The discovery was incidental to their main research. + incidental music (= music used with a play or a film / movie to give atmosphere) + You may be able to get help with incidental expenses (= small costs that you get in connection with sth).
2 ~ to sth (technical) happening as a natural result of sth: These risks are incidental to the work of a firefighter.
+ noun [usually pl.] something that happens in connection with sth else, but is less important: You'll need money for incidentals such as tips and taxis.
be | become | consider sth, declare sth, deem sth
The fact that the concert made a profit was considered incidental.
completely, entirely, purely
Any resemblance of a character in this book to a living person is purely incidental.
Information skills are not merely incidental to the curriculum but central to it.
| almost | seemingly
It's just a risk incidental to the job.
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