- gray; without hue; of zero chroma; achromatic.
- matching well with many or most other colors or shades, as white or beige.
- (of a particle) having no charge.
- (of an atom, molecule, collection of particles, fluid, or solid) having no net charge; electroneutral; not electrified.
- not magnetized.
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Contemporary Examples of neutral
The winter can be so drab—all greys, blacks, and neutral tones.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life
November 29, 2014
A key principle of Wikipedia was that articles should have a neutral point of view.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
The U.N. agency that runs schools and hospitals in Gaza is supposed to be neutral.Did the United Nations Give Rockets to Hamas?
July 20, 2014
Putin preys on the fact that the West thinks money and sport are neutral, or at least civilizing influences.Best Way to Punish Putin? No World Cup
July 20, 2014
Like African-American civil rights leaders, they have made not just a neutral case but a positive moral case for equality.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning
July 6, 2014
Historical Examples of neutral
A neutral was this good woman, and a well-wisher to each faction.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
When I came to I put all the controls in neutral and came looking for you.
Labordette had arranged this interview with him on neutral ground.
And there is a neutral state which is neither pleasure nor pain?The Republic
But he guessed that the neutral wouldn't even have to lie very much.Tales Of Hearsay
Word Origin for neutral
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).
mid-15c., "one who remains neutral," from Latin neutralis "of neuter gender," (see neutral (adj.)). Meaning "disengaged position in gear mechanisms" is from 1912.