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value-neutral Syllabification: val·ue-neu·tral
Pronunciation: /ˈvalyo͞oˌn(y)o͞otrəl/

Definition of value-neutral in English:


Not presupposing the acceptance of any particular values.
Example sentences
  • Morality involves value judgments, and I want my intelligences to be value-neutral.
  • For that reason, the state should always be value-neutral in framing laws which restrict speech.
  • An attempt at a hands-off, entirely value-neutral science education is doomed, either to fail, or to accomplish an entirely pointless success.

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