Definition of Neutral in English :

Define Neutral in English

Neutral meaning in English

Meaning of Neutral in English

Pronunciation of Neutral in English

Neutral pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of neutral


1. neutral

one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute


2. impersonal, neutral

having no personal preference

Example Sentences:
'impersonal criticism'
'a neutral observer'

3. indifferent, inert, neutral

having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

Example Sentences:
'inert matter'
'an indifferent chemical in a reaction'

4. neutral

not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest

5. neutral

possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics

7. neutral

lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

Example Sentences:
'a neutral personality that made no impression whatever'

8. electroneutral, neutral

having no net electric charge

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of neutral
not siding with any party to a war or dispute
of, belonging to, or appropriate to a neutral party, country, etc
neutral land
of no distinctive quality, characteristics, or type; indifferent
(of a colour such as white or black) having no hue; achromatic
(of a colour) dull, but harmonizing with most other colours
6.  a less common term for neuter (sense 2)
7. chemistry
neither acidic nor alkaline
8. physics
having zero charge or potential
9. rare
having no magnetism
10. phonetics
(of a vowel) articulated with the tongue relaxed in mid-central position and the lips midway between spread and rounded
the word "about" begins with a neutral vowel
a neutral person, nation, etc
a citizen of a neutral state
the position of the controls of a gearbox that leaves the transmission disengaged

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see synonyms of neutral
not taking part in either side of a dispute or quarrel
not taking part in a war; giving no active aid to any belligerent
of, belonging to, or characteristic of a nation not taking part in a war or not aligning itself with either side in a power struggle
belonging to neither extreme in type, kind, etc.; without strongly marked characteristics; indefinite, indifferent, middling, etc.
having little or no decided color; not vivid
beige is a neutral color
5.  Biology
6.  Chemistry
giving neither acid nor alkaline reaction
7.  Electricity
neither negative nor positive; uncharged
8.  Phonetics
articulated with the tongue relaxed and in the mid-central position, as the vowel in most unstressed syllables, the (ə)
a nation not taking part in a war or conflict; neutral power
a neutral person or a citizen of a neutral country
a neutral color
12.  Mechanics
a disengaged position of gears, in which they do not transmit power from the engine to the operating parts

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see synonyms of neutral
a. A nation nonaligned with either side in a war.
b. A citizen of such a nation.
2. One who takes no side in a controversy: "I am by disposition one of life's neutrals, a human Switzerland" (John Gregory Dunne).
3. A neutral hue.
4. A position in which a set of gears is disengaged so that power cannot be transmitted.
n. pl. Neutral or Neu·trals
A member of a confederacy of Iroquoian-speaking Native American peoples formerly inhabiting the northern shore of Lake Erie. The Neutral were destroyed by the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
1. Not aligned with, supporting, or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest.
2. Belonging to neither side in a controversy: on neutral ground.
3. Belonging to neither kind; not one thing or the other.
4. Sexless; neuter.
5. Chemistry
a. Of or relating to a solution or compound that is neither acidic nor alkaline.
b. Of or relating to a compound that does not ionize in solution.
6. Physics
a. Of or relating to a particle, an object, or a system that has neither positive nor negative electric charge.
b. Of or relating to a particle, object, or system that has a net electric charge of zero.
7. Of or indicating a color, such as gray, black, or white, that lacks hue; achromatic.
8. Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue in a middle position, neither high nor low, as the a in around.

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