- 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.
- neutra, richard joseph,
- neutral axis,
- neutral corner,
- neutral density,
- neutral ground,
- neutral monism
Origin of neutral
Examples from the Web for neutrally
Naturally then—and I use the word as neutrally as I can—there are going to be two sets of reactions in play here.
John looked sapient, and said, neutrally, that some poetry wasn't bad.Mount Music|E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
But honesty only asked her neutrally, "Is it really growth and freedom, and generous expansion of the soul?"The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"It ought to be refreshing," struck in Courtlandt, neutrally.The Adventures of a Widow|Edgar Fawcett
Word Origin for neutral
mid-15c., "one who remains neutral," from Latin neutralis "of neuter gender," (see neutral (adj.)). Meaning "disengaged position in gear mechanisms" is from 1912.
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).