Meaning of NEUTRAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ nju:trəl, AM nu:t- ]

( neutrals)


If a person or country adopts a neutral position or remains neutral , they do not support anyone in a disagreement, war, or contest.

Let’s meet on neutral territory...

Those who had decided to remain neutral in the struggle now found themselves required to take sides.


A neutral is someone who is neutral.

It was a good game to watch for the neutrals.


• neu‧tral‧ity

...a reputation for political neutrality and impartiality.



If someone speaks in a neutral voice or if the expression on their face is neutral , they do not show what they are thinking or feeling.

Isabel put her magazine down and said in a neutral voice, ‘You’re very late, darling.’...

He told her about the death, describing the events in as neutral a manner as he could.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• neu‧tral‧ity

I noticed, behind the neutrality of his gaze, a deep weariness.



If you say that something is neutral , you mean that it does not have any effect on other things because it lacks any significant qualities of its own, or it is an equal balance of two or more different qualities, amounts, or ideas.

Three in every five interviewed felt that the Budget was neutral and they would be no better off...



Neutral is the position between the gears of a vehicle such as a car, in which the gears are not connected to the engine.

Graham put the van in neutral and jumped out into the road.

N-UNCOUNT : oft into/in N


In an electrical device or system, the neutral wire is one of the three wires needed to complete the circuit so that the current can flow. The other two wires are called the earth wire and the live or positive wire.



Neutral is used to describe things that have a pale colour such as cream or grey, or that have no colour at all.

At the horizon the land mass becomes a continuous pale neutral grey...



In chemistry, neutral is used to describe things that are neither acid nor alkaline.

Pure water is neutral with a pH of 7.


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