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Contingent upon or pertaining to something that is more important; that which is necessary, appertaining to, or depending upon another known as the principal.

Under Workers' Compensation statutes, a risk is deemed incidental to employment when it is related to whatever a worker must do in order to fulfill the employment contract, but is not the primary function that the worker was hired to do.

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The main debate by those studies that suggest selective HPE is that first, it is unlikely to have incidental GBC in a normal-looking gallbladder specimen (2,3,7-15).
Drawing on a laboratory experiment, this study first examines the direct effect of Facebook-based incidental exposure to political disagreement on corrective participation.
On the other hand, those who were asked to memorize the 10-digit number found themselves distracted by the additional task; thus, the effect of incidental similarity was not as evident in this group.
With the increased use of mpMRI for prostate cancer management, detection of incidental bladder lesions on prostate mpMRI may allow for early detection and treatment of asymptomatic bladder cancer.
attention; the "incidental harm side" less so--even though it
Mean age at the time of the surgery among incidental prostate cancer patients was 74.5 years, with the youngest patient aged 46 and the oldest aged 93.
It is evident that incidental learning is far more important than is realized by many people, including the architects of federal laws that call for an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
The purpose of the present study is to expand the knowledge base of incidental learning by discovering yet another potential, nuanced characteristic of the construct.
The process of conjunction, regardless of being automatic or dependent on attentive resources, can occur either as voluntary or involuntary, or incidental. The incidental conjunction can be qualified as a concurrent storage of neutral or irrelevant information to perform cognitive tasks.
Concrete individuals make their appearance in De anima under the title of incidental perceptible objects (aistheton kata sumbebekos), but this designation does little to clarify Aristotle's position.
Operating income excluding incidentals grew 20 percent to 1,072 million [euro] (2013: 897 million [euro]), reflecting higher benefits from ongoing operational efficiency programs and lower restructuring charges, offset by higher adverse incidental items.

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