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incident

1. a relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences, esp in international politics
2. a public disturbance
3. (esp of a beam of light or particles) arriving at or striking a surface

Incident

Subordinate to the whole scheme, but used to give points of reference along the way, and temporarily create interest.

incident

An occurrence other than an accident associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operation (ICAO).
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The results of the studies cited above suggest positive evidence for incidental vocabulary learning through reading (Ponniah, 2011), and reconfirm the results of previous studies on the matter that correlates reading with incidental learning of vocabulary (Jenkins, Stein, & Wysocki, 1984).
Therefore, in most cases the finding of T1a or T1b prostate cancer has been completely incidental.
Seven others were killed and five injured in separate incidental collapsing of their homes in Johar Town, Jolshan Rawi and Thamnabad in Lahore.
Importantly, the guideline defines incidental findings as the "deliberate search for pathogenic or likely pathogenic alterations in genes that are not apparently relevant to a diagnostic indication for which the sequencing test was ordered" (1).
But Thursday's report notes that not every medical condition that can be found should be -- and there's conflicting advice about how to disclose and manage incidental findings.
Because incidental similarity has been associated with greater attraction to, and positive behavior toward, the similar individual, we hypothesized that individuals who were interviewed by someone who shared an incidental similarity with them would be less reluctant to respond to intimate questions in a survey on sexual behavior.
The typical presentation of an incidental lesion found on radiograph is pain located near the site of the lesion.
Conclusion: Incidental prostate cancer continues to be present in transurethral specimens specifically of elderly patients.
I repeat and I won't miss the opportunity- Iran is permanent, but the Islamic Republic is an incidental matter, a strange situation and a temporary thing," he said.

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