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neutral

[ noo-truhl, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu- /
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adjective

noun

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Origin of neutral

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin neutrālis grammatically neuter. See neuter, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for neutral

neutral
/ (ˈnjuːtrəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of neutral

neutrally, adverb

Word Origin for neutral

C16: from Latin neutrālis; see neuter
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Medical definitions for neutral

neutral
[ nōōtrəl ]

adj.

Belonging to neither kind; not one thing or the other; indifferent.
Of or relating to a solution or compound that is neither acidic nor alkaline.
Of or relating to a compound that does not ionize in solution.
Of or relating to a particle, object, or system that has a net electric charge of zero.
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Scientific definitions for neutral

neutral
[ nōōtrəl ]

Neither acid nor alkaline.
Having no inherent or net charge, especially electric charge.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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