[in-si-duh nt] /ˈɪn sɪ dənt/
an individual occurrence or event.
a distinct piece of action, or an episode, as in a story or play.
something that occurs casually in connection with something else.
something appertaining or attaching to something else.
an occurrence of seemingly minor importance, especially involving nations or factions between which relations are strained and sensitive, that can lead to serious consequences, as an outbreak of hostilities or a war:
border incident; international incident.
an embarrassing occurrence, especially of a social nature.
likely or apt to happen (usually followed by to).
hardships incident to the life of an explorer.
conjoined or attaching, especially as subordinate to a principal thing.
falling or striking on something, as light rays.
a distinct or definite occurrence; event
a minor, subsidiary, or related event or action
a relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences, esp in international politics
a public disturbance: the police had reports of an incident outside a pub
the occurrence of something interesting or exciting: the trip was not without incident
(postpositive) foll by to. related (to) or dependent (on)
when postpositive, often foll by to. having a subsidiary or minor relationship (with)
(esp of a beam of light or particles) arriving at or striking a surface: incident electrons
early 15c., “something which occurs casually in connection with something else,” from Middle French incident and directly from Latin incidentem (nominative incidens), present participle of incidere “happen, befall,” from in- “on” + -cidere, comb. form of cadere “to fall” (see case (n.1)). Sense of “an occurrence viewed as a separate circumstance” is from mid-15c. Meaning “event that might trigger a crisis or political unrest” first attested 1913.
“conducive (to), contributing (to),” early 15c., from Middle French incident (adj.) or directly from Latin incidens, present participle of incidere (see incident (n.)).
[in-si-den-tl-ee or for 1, -dent-lee] /ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl i or for 1, -ˈdɛnt li/ adverb 1. apart or aside from the main subject of attention, discussion, etc.; by the way; parenthetically. 2. in an manner. /ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəlɪ/ adverb 1. as a subordinate or chance occurrence 2. (sentence modifier) by the way adv. 1520s, “by the way, […]
noun 1. music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play or to serve as transitional material between scenes. noun 1. background music for a film, television programme, etc
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[in-si-den-tl] /ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl/ adjective 1. happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else. 2. incurred casually and in addition to the regular or main amount: incidental expenses. 3. likely to happen or naturally appertaining (usually followed by to). noun 4. something incidental, as a circumstance. 5. incidentals, minor […]