[in-si-den-tl-ee or for 1, -dent-lee] /ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl i or for 1, -ˈdɛnt li/
apart or aside from the main subject of attention, discussion, etc.; by the way; parenthetically.
in an manner.
as a subordinate or chance occurrence
(sentence modifier) by the way
1520s, “by the way, casually;” see incidental + -ly (2). Sense of “as a new but related point” attested by 1925.
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
- Incidental parasite
incidental parasite in·ci·den·tal parasite (ĭn’sĭ-děn’tl) n. A parasite living on a host other than its normal host.
[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 […]
- Incident point
incident point n. The point at which a light ray enters an optical system.