incidental element

incidental element

[¦in·sə¦dent·əl ′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
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Painting in the strictest sense is used only sporadically, and is often a minimal, almost incidental element.
While the line shielding the Government from liability is thin, precedent from the CFC holds that, under the military necessity doctrine, 'the sovereign is immune from liability for confiscation of private property taken by [the military], through destruction or otherwise, to prevent it from falling into enemy hands, or to protect the health of troops, or as an incidental element of defense against hostile attack and is not compensable under the Fifth Amendment.
At the same time, Gong's overwhelming emphasis on the power of governmental policy also denies the possible but less penetrable roles that desires, personal motivations, and incidental elements might play in these cultural productions.
In addition, they must learn to identify integral and incidental elements of an interactive story.
Incidental elements are repeatedly weighted in Gabriel's favor, such as the choice of the chilly Delaney as Gabriel's nice but not-too-sympathetic spouse.
Unlike any other portrait painter that I can think of, Freud mesmerises with pattern and texture as he is constantly fascinating the viewer with the incidental elements of a moment and the potential chaos in life.