How to use Incidental in a sentence as a noun

To some extent, the fact that this uses monads is incidental: all thats important is that there is some IO type, some ST type and so onthe fact that they all form monads is almost an implementation detail.

What I would really hope is that people would still do many of those jobs, but for far fewer hours--largely as a way to get money for incidental expenses and luxuries beyond the basic income.

The software ecosystems we work in have a whole lot of needless and incidental complexity.

People can't predict the future, and they obviously have difficulty predicting what tools will become useful and simple, and which will become crufty tarpits of painful dependencies and incidental complexity.

After much wrangling, settled law dictates that the "lower receiver" _is_ the gun; all the other parts are incidental.

These testing tools are valuable, but they would be a lot more valuable if they were being applied against the essential complexity of problems, rather than the incidental complexity of familiar tools.

How to use Incidental in a sentence as an adjective

I have a feeling that most of complexity in web programming is incidental.

His purpose was journalism, yet the FBI went after him for incidental data:"The Stratfor data included a number of unencrypted credit card numbers and validation codes.

But I can't help but feel like there is something of an "old guard" effect at work here, where people fetishize the incidental details of something they're heavily involved in, and those people are responsible for a lot of the noise.

If you're introverted and want some of the benefits of extroversion, such as a bigger social network for locating jobs and meeting women, or if you discover that you really enjoy a hobby that has a large incidental but unavoidable social component, then you're supposed to realize those things are "just not you" and go home and read a book.

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Incidental definitions


(frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"


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; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"

See also: incident


not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA

See also: nonessential


following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"

See also: attendant consequent accompanying concomitant ensuant resultant sequent