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[noo-tral-i-tee, nyoo-] /nuˈtræl ɪ ti, nyu-/
the state of being neutral.
the policy or status of a nation that does not participate in a war between other nations:
the continuous neutrality of Switzerland.
neutral status, as of a seaport during a war.
Origin of neutrality
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; see neutral, -ity
Related forms
antineutrality, noun
nonneutrality, noun
semineutrality, noun
unneutrality, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neutrality
  • Second, network neutrality regulations are largely a solution in search of a problem.
  • While he attempts to present an objective view, his neutrality falters in his concluding paragraph.
  • Net neutrality attempts to fix a price for a good that would otherwise rise a fall with a market.
  • Panelists exchanged comments, which were kept anonymous to maintain survey neutrality during the rating process.
  • Many of us have been hugging the delusive phantom of neutrality until our enemies have well high bound us hand and foot.
  • And for there to be peace, the empire must espouse neutrality.
  • In addition, some people are fussy about gender neutrality.
  • Net neutrality is a phrase that means a lot of things to a lot of people.
  • Its influence stems as much as anything from a studied neutrality in the bitterly contested battleground of tax and spending.
  • It remains fiercely independent, having stayed out of two world wars by being deadly serious about its armed neutrality.
British Dictionary definitions for neutrality


the state or character of being neutral, esp in a dispute, contest, etc
the condition of being chemically or electrically neutral
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Word Origin and History for neutrality

late 15c., "the neutral party in any dispute," from Middle French neutralite (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin neutralitatem (nominative neutralitas), from Latin neutralis (see neutral). Meaning "a neutral attitude" is from late 15c.

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