Definition of neutrality in English:


Syllabification: neu·tral·i·ty
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈtralitē


  • 1The state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality: during the war, Switzerland maintained its neutrality
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    • In every important strike the bourgeois press is forced to drop its spurious neutrality.
    • His comments were the third time in recent days where a government minister has interpreted Ireland's neutrality.
    • They also asked government workers to maintain political neutrality in the upcoming parliamentary votes.
  • 2Absence of decided views, expression, or strong feeling: the clinical neutrality of the description
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    • For the museum, abandoning the neutrality of its public presentation may also mean a symbolic abandonment of objectivity.
    • The voice returns to bland neutrality.
    • Architectural projects of our day are often impudent and arrogant, and our age seems to have lost the virtue of architectural neutrality, restraint, and modesty.
  • 3The condition of being chemically or electrically neutral.
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    • A sodium ion was introduced into the system to reach overall electrical neutrality.

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