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neutral Explained

neutral at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['nu:trəl]

neutral at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1471, from M.Fr. neutral, from L. neutralis "of neuter gender," from neuter (see neuter). Sense of "not taking sides in a fight" is 1549, probably from a similar meaning in M.L. Meaning "disengaged position in gear mechanisms" is from 1912. ///

neutral at German => English Of Explained:

neutral

neutral at German => English Of Explained:

neutrally

neutral at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj ----------//
1 in an argument etc:
2 in a war:
3 on neutral ground/territory:
4 language:
5 voice/expression:
6 colour:
7 wire:
8 chemical: ----------// [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Early French, from Latin neutralis, from neuter; NEUTER1]//
1 IN AN ARGUMENT ETC: not supporting any of the people or groups involved in an argument or disagreement// --I always tried to remain neutral when they started arguing.// --Clive decided to adopt a neutral position.// --The British government acted as a neutral observer during the talks.//
2 IN A WAR: a country that is neutral does not support any of the countries involved in a war// --During World War II, Sweden was neutral.// neutral territory/waters (=land or sea that is not controlled by any of the countries involved in a war) //
3 on neutral ground/territory: in a place that is not connected with either of the people, groups, or countries that are involved in a discussion, argument, war, or competition// --The talks will be held on neutral ground.//
4 LANGUAGE: language, words etc that are neutral are deliberately chosen to avoid expressing any strong opinion or feeling// --the neutral language of an official news report//
5 VOICE/EXPRESSION: if someone says something in a neutral voice, or if they have a neutral expression on their face, they do not show how they are feeling// --Bragg said in a neutral voice, 'The investigation has been closed down.'//
6 COLOUR: a neutral colour is a colour such as grey, light brown, or cream// --Neutral tones give the room a feeling of space.//
7 WIRE: a neutral wire, for example in a plug, has no electrical charge1(7)//
8 CHEMICAL: a neutral substance is neither acid nor alkaline// --The plant prefers a neutral or slightly acidic soil.// --a neutral pH of 7.0// -- neutrally adv //
neutral 2 n
1 [U] the position of the gears of a car or machine when no power is being sent from the engine to the wheels or other moving parts: in/into neutral// --When you start the engine, make sure the car's in neutral.// --Put the car into neutral.//
2 [C] a country, person, or group that is not involved in an argument or disagreement:
3 [C usually plural] a neutral colour:

neutral at German => English Of Explained:

neutral, neutrally

neutral at German => English Of Explained:

neutral

neutral at German => English Of Explained:

neutral, neutrally

neutral at Spanish => English Of Explained:

neutral

neutral at Swedish => English Of Explained:

neutral

neutral at Swedish => english Of Explained:

neuter, neutral, unbiassed

neutral at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

248 Moby Thesaurus words for "neutral":
Hydromatic, Laodicean, Olympian, abstract, achromatic, achromic,
aloof, anemic, anythingarian, apathetic, asexual, ashen, ashy,
autarchic, autarkic, automatic transmission, autonomous, beige,
bland, bled white, bloodless, broad, cadaverous, candid, castrated,
centrist, changeable, chloranemic, cogwheel, cold, collective,
colorless, compromiser, conservative, contemplative, cool, dead,
deadly pale, deathly pale, detached, differential,
differential gear, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, disinterested,
dispassionate, do-nothing, dormant, drab, dull, ecru, emasculated,
equitable, etiolated, eunuchized, even, evenhanded, exsanguinated,
exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fair, fallow, featureless,
fence-sitter, fervorless, fifty-fifty, flat, free lance,
free spirit, free trader, free-spirited, freethinker, freewheel,
freewheeling, frigid, frustrated, gear, gear train, gearbox,
gearing, gearshift, gearwheel, general, generalized, generic,
ghastly, gray, haggard, half-and-half, halfhearted, high, hueless,
hypochromic, idle, immobile, impartial, impersonal, impotent,
inactive, indecisive, indefinite, independent, indeterminate,
indifferent, indistinct, indistinguishable, individualist,
individualistic, inert, infirm of purpose, infirm of will,
inner-directed, insipid, intermediate, irresolute, isolationist,
just, lackluster, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, latitudinarian,
leaden, liberal, libertarian, libertine, livid, lofty, low,
lukewarm, lurid, lusterless, mat, mealy, meditative,
middle-of-the-roader, midway, milk-and-water, milky, moderate,
moderationist, moderatist, motionless, muddy, mugwump, mugwumpian,
mugwumpish, mushy, nebulous, neuter, nonaligned, noncommittal,
noncommitted, nonpartisan, nonspecific, nothingarian, objective,
on the fence, overdrive, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid,
paralytic, paralyzed, passive, pasty, perfunctory, procrastinating,
quiescent, quietist, quietistic, rack, remote, removed, reverse,
rugged individualist, sallow, self-contained, self-dependent,
self-determined, self-directing, self-governed, self-governing,
self-reliant, self-subsistent, self-sufficient, self-supporting,
selfless, sexless, sickly, sovereign, stagnant, stagnating,
standard transmission, standpat, static, stationary, stick shift,
swing vote, synchromesh, tallow-faced, tasteless, tepid,
third force, third world, third-force, third-world, toneless,
transmission, unaffiliated, unallied, unbiased, uncharacterized,
uncolored, uncommitted, uncommitted voter, undazzled,
undifferentiated, uninfluenced, uninvolved, unjaundiced,
unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unselfish, unsexed, unsexual,
unspecified, unswayed, vague, vapid, vegetable, vegetative, wan,
washed out, washed-out, watery, waxen, weak, whey-faced, white,
wide, wishy-washy, withdrawn, zealless

neutral at Croatian => English Of Explained:


neuter

neutral at Danish => English Of Explained:

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neutral at German => English Of Explained:

neutral [nɔitraːl]
neutral, neutrally

neutral at Swedish => English Of Explained:

impartial, neutral

neutral at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Average): mean, average, median, mode, balance, medium, mediocrity, generality, golden mean, mid-course, middle, compromise, middle course, middle state, neutrality, mediocrity, least common denominator.

[V] (Average): average, neutralize, flatten, split the difference, take the average, reduce to a mean, strike a balance, pair off.

[ADV] (Average): on an average, in the long run, taking one with another, taking all things together, taking it for all in all, in round numbers, mediocre, middle-class, commonplace, unimportant, intermediate, middle, average,

[N] (a): Hobson's choice, random selection, necessity, neutrality, indifference, indecision, irresolution, arbitrariness, coercion.

[ADJ] (a): neutral, indifferent, uninterested, undecided, irresolute.

[N] (Avoidance): abstention, abstinence, refraining, inaction, neutrality, avoidance, evasion, flight, escape, retreat, recoil runaway, shy, wild.

neutral at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective
in disagreement / contest
1 not supporting or helping either side in a disagreement, competition, etc:
Journalists are supposed to be politically neutral. * I didn't take my father's or my mother's side; I tried to remain neutral.
in war
2 not belonging to any of the countries that are involved in a war; not supporting any of the countries involved in a war:
neutral territory / waters * Switzerland was neutral during the war.
without strong feeling
3 deliberately not expressing any strong feeling:
'So you told her?' he said in a neutral tone of voice. * Is there a neutral word for 'terrorist'?
colour
4 not very bright or strong, such as grey or light brown:
a neutral colour scheme * neutral tones
chemistry
5 neither acid nor ALKALINE
electrical
6 (abbreviation N) having neither a positive nor a negative electrical CHARGE:
the neutral wire in a plug
neutrally adverb
IDIOMS
on neutral ground / territory in a place that has no connection with either of the people or sides who are meeting and so does not give an advantage to either of them:
We decided to meet on neutral ground.
noun
in vehicle
1 [U] the position of the GEARS of a vehicle in which no power is carried from the engine to the wheels:
to leave / put the car in neutral
in disagreement / war
2 [C] a person or country that does not support either side in a disagreement, competition or war
colour
3 [C] a colour that is not bright or strong, such as grey or light brown:
The room was decorated in pale neutrals.

Neutral at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neutral \Neu"tral\, a. [L. neutralis, fr. neuter. See {Neuter}.]
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. (Biol.) Neuter. See {Neuter}, a., 3.

4. (Chem.) 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} (Mech.), that line or
plane, in a beam under transverse pressure, at which the
fibers are neither stretched nor compressed, or where the
longitudinal stress is zero. See {Axis}.

{Neutral equilibrium} (Mech.), the kind of equilibrium of a
body so placed that when moved slighty it neither tends to
return to its former position not depart more widely from
it, as a perfect sphere or cylinder on a horizontal plane.


{Neutral salt} (Chem.), 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 colors,
made by mixing indigo or other blue some warm color. 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. See Guide
to Pronunciation, [sect] 17.

Neutral \Neu"tral\, n.
A person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between
others; one who is neutral.

The neutral, as far as commerce extends, becomes a
party in the war. --R. G.
Harper.

neutral at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

neutral
adj 1: neither moral nor immoral; neither good nor evil, right nor
wrong
2: having no personal preference; "impersonal criticism"; "a
neutral observer" [syn: {impersonal}]
3: having only a limited ability to react chemically; not
active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a
reaction" [syn: {inert}, {indifferent}]
4: not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or
contest
5: having no net electric charge; not electrified [syn: {electroneutral}]
[ant: {positive}, {negative}]
6: lacking hue; "neutral colors like back or white"
7: of no distinctive quality or characteristics or type [ant: {positive},
{negative}]
8: lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics; "a
neutral personality that made no impression whatever"

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

neutral at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » frm neutral (French: neutre), from Inter: etyl » la neutralis.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈnjuːtɹəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"nju:tr@l/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈnuːtɹəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"nu:tr@l/

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j


  • Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.
    1. Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.
    2. Inter: gramma » r Neither positive nor negative.
    3. Neither beneficial nor harmful.
    4. Having no sex; neuter.
    5. Having no obvious colour; gray
    6. Inter: physic » s Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.
    7. Inter: chemistr » y Having a pH of 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » not taking sides in a conflict such as war

  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|neutral
  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » محايد Inter: IPAchar » (muħāyed)
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|չեզոք|tr=čezok’
  • Chinese: 中立 (zhōng lì)
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|neutrální
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|neutraal
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|neŭtrala
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puolueeton
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|neutre
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|neutral
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|semleges

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|neutrale
    • Japanese: 中立の (ちゅうりつの, chūritsu no)
    • Korean: 중럅의 (jungnip-ui), Inter: t- » ko|중립의|sc=Hang
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|неутрален|m|tr=neutrálen
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|nøytral
    • Polish: neutralny, bezstronny
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|neutro
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|neutru, Inter: t- » ro|imparțial
    • Russian: нейтральный (nejtrál’nyj)
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|neutral
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|neutral


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » neither beneficial nor harmful
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|asnjanës
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|neutre
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|neutral


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|semleges

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having no sex; neuter
    • Albanian: asnjanës
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|չեզոք|tr=čezok’
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|無性|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|neutre


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|άφυλος|m|tr=áfylos|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: nem nélküli
  • Korean: 중성의 (jungseong-ui)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|бесполен|m|tr=béspolen, Inter: t- » mk|среден|m|tr=sréden

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having no obvious colour; gray
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|neutral
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|neutral
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|semleges
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|nøytral
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|șters, Inter: t+ » ro|cenușiu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (physics) neither positive nor negative
    • Albanian: asnjanës
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|չեզոք|tr=čezok’
    • Chinese: 不带电 (bù dài diàn)
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|neutre
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|neutral


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|неутрален|m|tr=neutrálen
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|nøytral
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|neutru (electric)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (chemistry) neither acidic nor alkaline
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|neutral
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|中性|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|neutre


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|neutral
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|nøytral
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|neutru|m|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.
    1. A person who takes no side in a dispute.
    2. An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).
    3. A neutral hue.
    4. The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.
    5. An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » nonaligned state

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|中立|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puolueeton valtio

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: neutraler Staat {{m}}
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ουδέτερη χώρα|f|tr=oudéteri chóra|sc=Grek
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|stat neutru, Inter: t- » ro|stat nealiniat


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » person who takes no side in a dispute
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puolueeton
    • German: Neutraler {{m}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|неутралец|tr=neutrálec
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|persoană neutră

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » neutral hue
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|neutraali sävy
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ουδέτερος|m|tr=oudéteros|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|neodrach|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » position of gears
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » نقطة العطالة Inter: IPAchar » (núqtit al-ʕaʈāla) {{f}}
    • Chinese: 空档 (kòng dǎng)
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vapaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|point mort|m
    • German: Leerlaufstellung {{f}}, Ruhelage {{f}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|νεκρά|f|tr=nekrá|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|üresjárat
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|лер|m|tr=ler
  • Portuguese: ponto morto {{m}}
  • Russian: нейтральное (nejtrál’noje) {{n}}
  • Spanish: punto muerto {{m}}, punto neutral {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » electrical terminal
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nolla, Inter: t- » fi|nollajohdin


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|conductor neutru, Inter: t- » ro|bornă neutră

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * unalter

    German

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » De-neutral.ogg|audio

    Adjective

    Inter: de-adj » neutraler|neutralsten
  • neutral

    Declension

    Inter: de-decl-adj » neutral|neutraler|neutralst


  • Swedish

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Sv-neutral.ogg|Audio

    Adjective

    Inter: head » sv|adjective
  • neutral
    1. Inter: grammar » lang=sv intransitiveInter: R:runeberg.org » nfci|0313.html Transitiv

      Declension

      Inter: sv-adj-re » g

      Related terms

      * neutralisera

  • neutralitet

    References


  • Translation: cs » neutral
    Translation: da » neutral
    Translation: de » neutral
    Translation: et » neutral
    Translation: el » neutral
    Translation: es » neutral
    Translation: eo » neutral
    Translation: fa » neutral
    Translation: fr » neutral
    Translation: ko » neutral
    Translation: io » neutral
    Translation: it » neutral
    Translation: kn » neutral
    Translation: ka » neutral
    Translation: ku » neutral
    Translation: lt » neutral
    Translation: hu » neutral
    Translation: mg » neutral
    Translation: ml » neutral
    Translation: my » neutral
    Translation: nl » neutral
    Translation: pl » neutral
    Translation: ru » neutral
    Category: simple:neutral -
    Translation: fi » neutral
    Translation: sv » neutral
    Translation: ta » neutral
    Translation: te » neutral
    Translation: tr » neutral
    Translation: vi » neutral
    Translation: zh » neutral

    neutrál at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Czech==

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • neutral Inter: gloss » the position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism