Incidental vs Concomitant - What's the difference?

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Incidental is a synonym of concomitant.

Incidental is a synonym of concomitant.


As adjectives the difference between incidental and concomitant

is that incidental is loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident while concomitant is accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.

As nouns the difference between incidental and concomitant

is that incidental is incidental expense while concomitant is something happening or existing at the same time.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

incidental

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
  • That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.
  • Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
  • Derived terms

    * incidental expense * incidentally

    Synonyms

    *(existing as an accident) accidental, contingent

    Antonyms

    *(existing as an accident) inevitable, necessary, impossible

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Incidental expense.
  • She's costing us a lot in incidentals .

    Anagrams

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    concomitant

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.
  • * (John Locke)
  • It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our thoughts, a concomitant pleasure.
  • * 1970 , Alvin Toffler, Future Shock'', ''Bantam Books , pg. 41:
  • The new technology on which super-industrialism is based, much of it blue-printed in American research laboratories, brings with it an inevitable acceleration of change in society and a concomitant speed-up of the pace of individual life as well.

    Synonyms

    * (following as a consequence) accompanying, adjoining, attendant, incidental

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something happening or existing at the same time.
  • * 1970 , , Bantam Books , pg.93:
  • The declining commitment to place is thus related not to mobility per se, but to a concomitant of mobility- the shorter duration of place relationships.
  • * 1900 , Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams'', ''Avon Books , (translated by James Strachey) pg. 301:
  • It is also instructive to consider the relation of these dreams to anxiety dreams. In the dreams we have been discussing, a repressed wish has found a means of evading censorship—and the distortion which censorship involves. The invariable concomitant is that painful feelings are experienced in the dream.
  • An invariant homogeneous polynomial in the coefficients of a form, a covariant variable, and a contravariant variable.
  • Synonyms

    * (a concomitant event or situation) accompaniment, co-occurrence