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Dictionary definition for: Accidental

1. (n) a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature

2. (s) associated by chance and not an integral part; "poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson; "they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his

3. (s) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship" "seek help from casual passers-by" "a casual meeting" "a chance occurrence"

4. (s) without intention (especially resulting from heedless action) "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table" "accidental poisoning" "an accidental shooting"

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