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1happening by chance, unintentionally, or unexpectedly:a verdict of accidental death the damage might have been accidental
2incidental; subsidiary:the location is accidental and contributes nothing to the tension between the characters in the poem
3 Philosophy (in Aristotelian thought) relating to or denoting properties that are not essential to a thing’s nature.
1 Music a sign indicating a momentary departure from the key signature by raising or lowering a note. 2 Ornithologyanother term for vagrant.