Definition of Neutral

1. Noun. One who does not side with any party in a war or dispute.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Fence-sitter, Stakeholder

2. Adjective. Having no personal preference. "A neutral observer"
Exact synonyms: Impersonal
Similar to: Nonsubjective, Objective
Derivative terms: Neutrality

3. Adjective. Having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive. "An indifferent chemical in a reaction"
Exact synonyms: Indifferent, Inert
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Unreactive
Derivative terms: Neutrality

4. Adjective. Not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest.
Similar to: Nonaligned
Derivative terms: Neutrality

5. Adjective. Possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics.

6. Adjective. Having no hue. "Neutral colors like black or white"

7. Adjective. Lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics. "A neutral personality that made no impression whatever"
Similar to: Colorless, Colourless

8. Adjective. Having no net electric charge.
Exact synonyms: Electroneutral
Similar to: Uncharged

Definition of Neutral

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

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

Definition of Neutral

1. Adjective. Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned. ¹

2. Adjective. Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased. ¹

3. Adjective. (grammar) Neither positive nor negative. ¹

4. Adjective. Neither beneficial nor harmful. ¹

5. Adjective. Having no sex; neuter. ¹

6. Adjective. Having no obvious colour; gray ¹

7. Adjective. (physics) Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance. ¹

8. Adjective. (chemistry) Having a pH of 7, neither acidic nor alkaline. ¹

9. Noun. A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state. ¹

10. Noun. A person who takes no side in a dispute. ¹

11. Noun. An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal). ¹

12. Noun. A neutral hue. ¹

13. Noun. The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism. ¹

14. Noun. An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground. ¹

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Definition of Neutral

1. one that is impartial [n -S]

Medical Definition of Neutral

1. 1. Not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent. "The heart can not possibly remain neutral, but constantly takes part one way or the other." (Shaftesbury) 2. Neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced. "Some things good, and some things ill, do seem, And neutral some, in her fantastic eye." (Sir J. Davies) 3. Neuter. See Neuter. 4. 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. Neutral axis, Neutral surface, a salt formed by the complete replacement of the hydrogen in an acid or base; in the former case by a positive or basic, in the latter by a negative or acid, element or radical. Neutral tint, a bluish gray pigment, used in water colours, made by mixing indigo or other blue some warm colour. The shades vary greatly. Neutral vowel, the vowel element having an obscure and indefinite quality, such as is commonly taken by the vowel in many unaccented syllables. It is regarded by some as identical with the u in up, and is called also the natural vowel, as unformed by art and effort. Origin: L. Neutralis, fr. Neuter. See Neuter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neutral

neutral-density filter
neutral-zone infraction
neutral axis of straight beam
neutral beam injection
neutral buffered formalin fixative
neutral clef
neutral clefs
neutral current
neutral element
neutral fat
neutral mutation
neutral occlusion

Literary usage of Neutral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"The case of unwounded prisoners who, with the consent of the neutral, are transported through neutral territory is different. Such prisoners do not become ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"neutral Territory inviolable. — A neutral has a right to pursue his ordinary commerce, and he may become the carrier of the enemy's goods, without being ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The depositions established the neutral ownership of the ship and cargo. They proved that the Sir William Peel was a British merchantman; ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"SOME QUESTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE EUROPEAN WAR1 EX OBSTRUCTION OF neutral MERCHANT VESSELS The history of the naval operations of the present war ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Sea-urchin eggs are also capable of concentrating neutral red from very dilute ... No neutral red can enter sea- urchin eggs from dilute acid sea water in ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The explanation of this action is that the originally neutral body in presence of the electrified body becomes itself electrified for the time. ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"R of Rs 53:611-13 My '16 &Yt' also neutral commerce Denmark Denmark and ... 106:727-42 N '16 neutral Denmark—the food supply and exports to Germany. ..."

8. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"And Professor Marlon observes, that when two vessels, the enemies of each other, meet in a neutral port, or where one pursue« the other into such port, ..."

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