What does neutral mean?

Definitions for neutral
ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-neu·tral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutral(adj)

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

  2. impersonal, neutral(adj)

    having no personal preference

    "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"

  3. inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)

    having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

    "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"

  4. neutral(adj)

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

  5. neutral(adj)

    possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics

  6. achromatic, neutral(adj)

    having no hue

    "neutral colors like black or white"

  7. neutral(adj)

    lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

    "a neutral personality that made no impression whatever"

  8. neutral, electroneutral(adj)

    having no net electric charge

Wiktionary

  1. neutral(Noun)

    A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  2. neutral(Noun)

    A person who takes no side in a dispute.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  3. neutral(Noun)

    An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  4. neutral(Noun)

    A neutral hue.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  5. neutral(Noun)

    The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  6. neutral(Noun)

    An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  7. neutral(Adjective)

    Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  8. neutral(Adjective)

    Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  9. neutral(Adjective)

    Neither positive nor negative.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  10. neutral(Adjective)

    Neither beneficial nor harmful.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  11. neutral(Adjective)

    Having no sex; neuter.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  12. neutral(Adjective)

    Having no obvious colour; gray

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  13. neutral(Adjective)

    Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

  14. neutral(Adjective)

    Having a pH of 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.

    Etymology: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neutral(adj)

    not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent

    Etymology: [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See Neuter.]

  2. Neutral(adj)

    neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced

    Etymology: [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See Neuter.]

  3. Neutral(adj)

    neuter. See Neuter, a., 3

    Etymology: [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See Neuter.]

  4. Neutral(adj)

    having neither acid nor basic properties; unable to turn red litmus blue or blue litmus red; -- said of certain salts or other compounds. Contrasted with acid, and alkaline

    Etymology: [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See Neuter.]

  5. Neutral(noun)

    a person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral

    Etymology: [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See Neuter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Neutral

    nū′tral, adj. being neuter, indifferent: taking no part on either side: unbiassed: neither very good nor very bad, of no decided character: having no decided colour, bluish or grayish: (chem.) neither acid nor alkaline.—n. a person or nation that takes no part in a contest.—n. Neutralisā′tion.—v.t. Neu′tralise, to declare by convention any nation permanently neutral or neutral during certain hostilities: to make inert: to render of no effect.—ns. Neu′traliser; Neutral′ity, state of taking no part on either of two sides: those who are neutral.—adv. Neu′trally.—Neutral tint, a dull grayish colour; Neutral vowel, the vowel-sound heard in but, firm, her, &c., and commonly in unaccented syllables.—Armed neutrality, the condition of a neutral power ready to repel aggression from either belligerent. [L. neutralisneuter, neither.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. neutral

    In combat and combat support operations, an identity applied to a track whose characteristics, behavior, origin, or nationality indicate that it is neither supporting nor opposing friendly forces. See also hostile; suspect; unknown.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. neutral

    Not engaged on either side; not taking part with either of contending parties; neuter.

  2. neutral

    A person or nation that takes no part in a contest between others.

Editors Contribution

  1. neutral

    A person that chooses to listen and allow a person to express their feelings and respects their opinion and creates together a peaceful, loving, fair and just solution.

    In peacetalks its wise to have a neutral person to chair the talks so just and fair solutions can be created with people.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neutral' in Adjectives Frequency: #743

How to pronounce neutral?

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How to say neutral in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neutral in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neutral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of neutral in a Sentence

  1. Tom McAlpin:

    We will be the first fleet that is going to be carbon-neutral from day one.

  2. Stefan Ingves:

    For most banks, the committee expects that these proposals will have a relatively neutral impact on capital, while the objective of these proposals is not to significantly increase overall capital requirements, it is inevitable that minimum capital requirements will increase for some banks.

  3. Quincy Krosby:

    There's caution associated with the G7 meeting which historically is neutral for the market. This G7 meeting doesn't fit the template particularly with regard to trade.

  4. The NFL players union:

    Given the NFL's history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Let me be very, very clear, as president I will not be neutral. America will stand unapologetically with the nation of Israel.

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