What does "Incident" mean?


(a.) Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous (a.) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal (a.) Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface (a.) Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining (n.) Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal (n.) That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence (n.) That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event

Synonyms peripheral, incidental, secondary, parenthetical, parenthetic

Example: "The police investigated an incident at the bus station" Example: "Incidental expenses"

Word Family incidents