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Irregular, occasional, or accidental; happening without being planned or foreseen.

The term is used to describe an event that is unanticipated or unusual. A casual sale is one that is not customary, or done in the usual course of business—such as a jeweler occasionally selling vacuum cleaners.

Casual employment is irregular, periodic, or seasonal employment, such as someone selling ice cream only during the summer. Workers' Compensation laws in many states do not apply to casual employment.


adj. defining something that happens by chance, without being foreseen, or informally. This includes "casual" labor or employment, which is someone hired to do a task just because he/she was available at the moment. "Casual laborer" carries the implication that the laborer does not belong to a union and that the employer and the laborer will not pay appropriate taxes on the wages paid.


adjective aimless, apathetic, blase, causeless, cursory, designless, desultory, fortuitous, haphazard, inattentive, incidental, indeterminate, indifferent, informal, insouciant, irregular, nonchalant, occasional, orderless, perfunctory, pococurante, purposeless, thoughtless, unarranged, uncertain, unconcerned, undetermined, undirected, unexacting, unfixed, unmethodical, unmeticulous, unmindful, unordered, unprecise, unpunctilious, unstudied, unsystematic, unweighed
Associated concepts: casual act, casual employment, casual transaction
See also: careless, coincidental, cursory, fortuitous, haphazard, informal, lax, nonchalant, perfunctory, promiscuous, random, sporadic, thoughtless, unintentional, usual

CASUAL. What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue's of the government, are those which are contingent or uncertain.

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cylindrica, since it is a native or adventive in most European countries, and grows near or within wheat fields.
Oversowing and fertilising reduced the amount of bare ground and transformed the vegetation to a species composition dominated by the introduced adventives Anthoxanthum odoratum and Agrostis capillaris.
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We used the BioClim climatic data from the WorldClim database to develop the model of adventive species potential habitats [10, 11].
Native species Adventive species summary summary Number % of Total Number % of Total # of species 233 74.
Changes in abundance of native and adventive Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in alfalfa fields, in northern New Jersey (1993-2004) and Delaware.
Although only five adventive taxa occurred within sampling quadrats (Table 1), the high importance values of three of these taxa are indicative of the more degraded condition of this remnant prairie and reflect a land use history which likely included cattle grazing.
Bertrand-Desbrunais A, Fabre J, Engelmann F, Dereuddre J, Charrier A (1988) Reprise de l'embryogenese adventive a partir d'embryons somatiques de cafeier (Coffea arabica L.
Accessions of jointed goatgrass were selected to represent the ecogeographic diversity in its native and adventive ranges in Europe and Asia, the USA, and Oregon (Table 1; Fig.
Given more than two centuries of human impact in the Glen (Leuba 1972), it is not surprising that Anliot (1973) found a number of herbaceous and woody exotics naturalized or adventive in the Glen and adjacent John Bryan State Park.