Non-neutral



[noo-truh l, nyoo-] /ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-/

adjective
1.
not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others:
a neutral nation during World War II.
2.
not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy:
The arbitrator was absolutely neutral.
3.
of or belonging to a neutral state or party:
neutral territory.
4.
of no particular kind, characteristics, etc.; indefinite:
a neutral personality that made no impression whatever; a sex-neutral job title.
5.

6.
Botany, Zoology. .
7.
not causing or reflecting a change in something:
It is believed that the new tax law will be revenue neutral.
8.
Chemistry. exhibiting neither acid nor alkaline qualities:
neutral salts.
9.
Physics.

10.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) pronounced with the tongue relaxed in a central position, as the a in alive; reduced.
noun
11.
a person or a nation that remains neutral, as in a controversy or war.
12.
a citizen of a neutral nation during a war.
13.
Machinery, Automotive. the position or state of disengaged gears or other interconnecting parts:
in neutral.
14.
a neutral color.
/ˈnjuːtrəl/
adjective
1.
not siding with any party to a war or dispute
2.
of, belonging to, or appropriate to a neutral party, country, etc: neutral land
3.
of no distinctive quality, characteristics, or type; indifferent
4.
(of a colour such as white or black) having no hue; achromatic
5.
(of a colour) dull, but harmonizing with most other colours
6.
a less common term for neuter (sense 2)
7.
(chem) 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
noun
11.
a neutral person, nation, etc
12.
a citizen of a neutral state
13.
the position of the controls of a gearbox that leaves the transmission disengaged
adj.

late 15c., “composed of contrasting elements which, in proper proportion, neutralize each other,” from Middle French neutral, from Latin neutralis “of neuter gender,” from neuter (see neuter (adj.)). Chemistry sense is from 1660s. Sense of “not taking sides in a fight” (1540s) probably is from a similar meaning in Medieval Latin. Of colors, from 1821. Neutral corner is from boxing (1908).
n.

mid-15c., “one who remains neutral,” from Latin neutralis “of neuter gender,” (see neutral (adj.)). Meaning “disengaged position in gear mechanisms” is from 1912.

neutral neu·tral (nōō’trəl, nyōō’-)
adj.

neutral
(n’trəl)

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