|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||not siding with any party to a war or dispute|
|2.||of, belonging to, or appropriate to a neutral party, country, etc: neutral land|
|3.||of no distinctive quality, characteristics, or type; indifferent|
|4.||(of a colour such as white or black) having no hue; achromatic|
|5.||(of a colour) dull, but harmonizing with most other colours|
|6.||a less common term for neuter|
|7.||chem neither acidic nor alkaline|
|8.||physics having zero charge or potential|
|9.||rare having no magnetism|
|10.||phonetics (of a vowel) articulated with the tongue relaxed in mid-central position and the lips midway between spread and rounded: the word ``about'' begins with a neutral vowel|
|11.||a neutral person, nation, etc|
|12.||a citizen of a neutral state|
|13.||the position of the controls of a gearbox that leaves the transmission disengaged|
|[C16: from Latin neutrālis; see |
neutral neu·tral (n&oomacr;'trəl, ny&oomacr;'-)
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, an object, or a system that has a net electric charge of zero.
|neutral (n'trəl) Pronunciation Key