- neutral [no͞o′trəl, nyo͞o′trəl]adj.[Fr < ML neutralis < L, of neuter gender < neuter: see NEUTER]1.a) not taking part in either side of a dispute or quarrelb) not taking part in a war; giving no active aid to any belligerent2. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a nation not taking part in a war or not aligning itself with either side in a power struggle3. belonging to neither extreme in type, kind, etc.; without strongly marked characteristics; indefinite, indifferent, middling, etc.4. having little or no decided color; not vivid [beige is a neutral color]5. Biol. NEUTER6. Chem. giving neither acid nor alkaline reaction7. Elec. neither negative nor positive; uncharged8. Phonet. articulated with the tongue relaxed and in the mid-central position, as the vowel in most unstressed syllables, the (ə)n.1. a nation not taking part in a war or conflict; neutral power2. a neutral person or a citizen of a neutral country3. a neutral color4. Mech. a disengaged position of gears, in which they do not transmit power from the engine to the operating partsneutrallyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.