Pronunciation: (nOO'trul, nyOO'-),[key] —adj. 1. not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others: a neutral nation during World War II. 2. not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy: The arbitrator was absolutely neutral. 3. of or belonging to a neutral state or party: neutral territory. 4. of no particular kind, characteristics, etc.; indefinite: a neutral personality that made no impression whatever; a sex-neutral job title. 5. (of a color or shade)
a. gray; without hue; of zero chroma; achromatic.
b. matching well with many or most other colors or shades, as white or beige.
7. not causing or reflecting a change in something: It is believed that the new tax law will be revenue neutral. 8. Chem.exhibiting neither acid nor alkaline qualities: neutral salts. 9. Physics. a. (of a particle) having no charge.
b. (of an atom, molecule, collection of particles, fluid, or solid) having no net charge; electroneutral; not electrified.
c. not magnetized.
10. Phonet.(of a vowel) pronounced with the tongue relaxed in a central position, as the a in alive; reduced.
—n. 1. a person or a nation that remains neutral, as in a controversy or war.
2. a citizen of a neutral nation during a war.
3. Mach.,Auto.the position or state of disengaged gears or other interconnecting parts: in neutral. 4. a neutral color.