neutral

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

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. neut.,
  2. neuter,
  3. neutercane,
  4. neutra,
  5. neutra, richard joseph,
  6. neutral axis,
  7. neutral corner,
  8. neutral density,
  9. neutral ground,
  10. neutral monism

Origin of neutral

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

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British Dictionary definitions for neutrally

neutral

/ (ˈnjuːtrəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsneutrally, adverb

Word Origin for neutral

C16: from Latin neutrālis; see neuter

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Word Origin and History for neutrally
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Medicine definitions for neutrally

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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Science definitions for neutrally

neutral

[ nōōtrəl ]

Neither acid nor alkaline.
Having no inherent or net charge, especially electric charge.
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