Neutralization



[noo-truh-luh-zey-shuh n, nyoo-] /ˌnu trə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌnyu-/

noun
1.
the act, process, or an instance of .
2.
the quality or condition of being .
3.
Linguistics. the loss of a distinctive feature of one of a pair of phonemes that are otherwise differentiated on the basis of that feature, as the loss of voice as a distinctive feature between the -t- and -d- of latter and ladder.
n.

1747, from neutralize + -ation.

neutralization neu·tral·i·za·tion (nōō’trə-lĭ-zā’shən, nyōō’-)
n.

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