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neutralism

[noo-truh-liz-uh m, nyoo-]
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noun
  1. the policy or advocacy of maintaining strict neutrality in foreign affairs.
  2. Biology. the theory that some changes in evolution are governed by random mutations that become fixed in populations by chance rather than by natural selection.

Origin of neutralism

First recorded in 1570–80; neutral + -ism
Related formsan·ti·neu·tral·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for neutralism

neutralism

noun
  1. (in international affairs) the policy, practice, or attitude of neutrality, noninvolvement, or nonalignment with power blocs
Derived Formsneutralist, noun, adjective
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