accidental

  • 1 Accidental — Ac ci*den tal, a. [Cf. F. accidentel, earlier accidental.] 1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit. [1913 Webster] 2. Nonessential; not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 accidental — ACCIDENTÁL, Ă, accidentali, e, adj. Întâmplător; incidental. ♦ Secundar, neesenţial. – Din fr. accidentel. Trimis de ana zecheru, 29.07.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  ACCIDENTÁL adj. 1. v. întâmplător. 2. neesenţial, secundar. (Un aspect accidental al… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 accidental — accidental, casual, fortuitous, contingent, incidental, adventitious. The last five of these words are synonyms of accidental but not always of one another. Accidental denotes simply either happening by chance {an accidental meeting} or not of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 accidental — adjetivo 1. Que no es esencial: asunto accidental, materia accidental. 2. Que ocurre al margen de lo acostumbrado, establecido o previsto: Fue un encuentro accidental, totalmente casual. 3. [Cargo] que tiene carácter provisional o interino:… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5 Accidental — may mean: * Accidental (music) * Accidental (album) , by Fred Frith * Accidental (biology), see Vagrancy (biology) * Accidental propertyee also* Accident …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 accidental — [ak΄sə dent′ l] adj. [ME < LL accidentalis: see ACCIDENT] 1. happening by chance; fortuitous 2. belonging but not essential; attributive; incidental 3. Music of an accidental n. 1. a nonessential quality or feature 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 accidental — (Del lat. accidentālis). 1. adj. No esencial. 2. Casual, contingente. 3. Dicho de un cargo: Que se desempeña con carácter provisional. Director, secretario accidental. 4. Dicho de una sociedad: Que se establece sin formalidad jurídica. 5. Rel. Se …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 accidental — I adjective adventitious, casual, chance, coincidental, extrinsic, fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, indeterminate, undesigned, undetermined, unexpected, unforeseen, unintended, unintentional, unpremeditated, unwitting associated concepts:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Accidental — Ac ci*den tal, n. 1. A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally. [1913 Webster] He conceived it just that accidentals . . . should sink with the substance of the accusation. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. pl.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Accidental — (v. lat.), zufällig; Accidentales Einkommen, so v.w. Accidenzien; Accidentales seröses Gewebe, Neubildung seröser, mit Flüssigkeiten gefüllter Kapseln an Stellen, wo durch Reibung u. Druck Schmelzung von Zellgewebszellen u. eine Glättung der sich …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 accidental — [adj] happening unexpectedly adventitious, casual, chance, coincidental, contingent, fluky*, fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, random, uncalculated, unexpected, unforeseen, unintended, unintentional, unplanned; concepts 530,552 Ant. decided,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 accidental — Accidental, m. acut. Fortuitus. Accidentale, f. penac. Fortuita …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 accidental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) happening by accident. 2) incidental; subsidiary. ► NOUN Music ▪ a sign indicating a momentary departure from the key signature by raising or lowering a note. DERIVATIVES accidentally adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 accidental — ► adjetivo 1 Que no es esencial o sustancial: ■ la información de la nota a pie de página es completamente accidental. SINÓNIMO secundario 2 Que ocurre fuera de lo acostumbrado, establecido o previsto. SINÓNIMO circunstancial casual 3 Que ocupa… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 15 accidental — adjective 1) an accidental meeting Syn: fortuitous, chance, adventitious, fluky, coincidental, casual, serendipitous, random; unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked for, unintentional, unintended, inadvertent, unplanned …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 accidental — accidentally, adv. accidentalness, accidentality, n. /ak si den tl/, adj. 1. happening by chance or accident; not planned; unexpected: an accidental meeting. 2. nonessential; incidental; subsidiary: accidental benefits. 3. Music. relating to or… …

    Universalium

  • 17 accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 accidental — {{#}}{{LM A00352}}{{〓}} {{SynA00358}} {{[}}accidental{{]}} ‹ac·ci·den·tal› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} Secundario, no esencial o no principal: • un dato accidental.{{○}} {{<}}2{{>}} Casual, fortuito o no habitual: • Me enteré de la noticia… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 20 accidental — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. arising from extrinsic causes ; incidental, nonessential 2. a. occurring unexpectedly or by chance b. happening without intent or through carelessness and often with unfortunate results • accidentally also… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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