neutral
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈnjuːtɹəl/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈnuːtɹəl/, [ˈnuːt͡ʃɹəl]
Adjective

neutral

  1. Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.
  2. Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.
    I am neutral regarding the issue of gay marriage.
    • The heart can not possibly remain neutral, but constantly takes part one way or the other.
  3. (grammar) Neither positive nor negative.
  4. Neither beneficial nor harmful.
    • Some things good, and some things ill, do seem, / And neutral some, in her fantastic eye.
  5. (biology) Having no sex; neuter.
  6. Having no obvious colour; gray
  7. (physics) Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.
  8. (chemistry) Having a pH near 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.
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neutral (plural neutrals)

  1. A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.
  2. A person who takes no side in a dispute.
  3. An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator.
  4. A neutral hue.
  5. The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.
  6. An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: point mort
  • German: Leerlaufstellung, Ruhelage
  • Portuguese: ponto morto
  • Russian: нейтра́льное
  • Spanish: punto muerto, punto neutral
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