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neutrality

[noo-tral-i-tee, nyoo-] /nuˈtræl ɪ ti, nyu-/
noun
1.
the state of being neutral.
2.
the policy or status of a nation that does not participate in a war between other nations:
the continuous neutrality of Switzerland.
3.
neutral status, as of a seaport during a war.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see neutral, -ity
Related forms
antineutrality, noun
nonneutrality, noun
semineutrality, noun
unneutrality, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for semineutrality

neutrality

/njuːˈtrælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state or character of being neutral, esp in a dispute, contest, etc
2.
the condition of being chemically or electrically neutral
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Word Origin and History for semineutrality

neutrality

n.

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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