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neuter
American English: /ˈn(j)udər/
British English: /ˈnjuːtə/

Translation of neuter in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • Still, the grammatical rule, Macgregor points out, is that the adjective, when qualifying two nouns of different genders, agrees with the masculine or feminine noun rather than with the neuter noun, irrespective of position.
    • The vast majority of nouns are masculine or feminine, though there are a few neuter nouns.
    • I decided that it was time to catch up with the rest of the world, and most other news organisations refer to ships as neuter.
  • 2 (sexless) (Botany, Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • Keynes has found a list of the pros and cons of marriage written by Darwin when he was 29: ‘My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one's whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, and nothing after all.’
    • My dog is neuter.
    Example sentences
    • This neuter plant, Humulus lupulus, produced no flowers for two years.
    • Neuter flowers contained an average of 7.6 gl of nectar, and none were empty.

noun

  • 1 (Linguistics) in the neuter
    en género neutro
    Example sentences
    • That would account for someone deciding that the plural ending was i, not realizing that this was true only of masculine nouns, not neuters.
    • English also has some Latin neuter singulars, ending in um, with a plural ending in A - bacterium is an example, the plural is bacteria; nobody says bacteriums.
    • The feminine pronoun she was often used for the United States as well, but he says that ‘of late years we have gradually drifted into the custom of adopting the neuter it, which makes necessary the use of the singular verb.’
    Example sentences
    • An epiphany of the Loved, the feminine is not added to an object and a Thou antecedently given or encountered in the neuter (the sole gender formal logic knows.)
    • Other European languages have two or three so-called ‘genders', masculine, feminine, and neuter.
    • When used in the neuter - ìî, òî - it can mean ‘something or anything of mine/yours.’
  • 2 (insect)
    insecto (masculine) neutro or asexuado
    Example sentences
    • It appears to us quite as rational and philosophical to suppose, that a queen bee could be converted into a neuter.
    • The worker ant, although in common parlance a "neuter," is structurally a female.
    • The worker ant, although in common parlance a "neuter," is structurally a female.

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