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neutral

1. Politics of, belonging to, or appropriate to a neutral party, country, etc.
2. (of a colour such as white or black) having no hue; achromatic
3. a less common term for neuter (sense 1)
4. Chem neither acidic nor alkaline
5. Physics having zero charge or potential
6. Rare having no magnetism
7. a citizen of a neutral state
8. the position of the controls of a gearbox that leaves the transmission disengaged

neutral

[′nü·trəl]
(chemistry)
Property of a solution which is neither acidic nor basic, having the same concentration of hydrogen ions as water.
(electricity)
Referring to the absence of a net electric charge.
(mechanical engineering)
That setting in an automotive transmission in which all the gears are disengaged and the output shaft is disconnected from the drive wheels.
References in classic literature ?
But it was manifest that all, except the Isosceles, were moved by his words and were either neutral or averse to the Bill.
Nothing then was altered in the plan, and orders were given to get under weigh next night, and, wind and weather permitting, to make the neutral island by the following day.
I replied that I felt that if we had all worked loyally together we should leave Caprona upon a common footing, and to that end I suggested that should the remote possibility of our escape in the submarine develop into reality, we should then immediately make for the nearest neutral port and give ourselves into the hands of the authorities, when we should all probably be interned for the duration of the war.
A pretty dispute followed, in which Edna warmly espoused her father's cause and the Doctor remained neutral.
Starbuck was an honest, upright man; but out of Starbuck's heart, at that instant when he saw the muskets, there strangely evolved an evil thought; but so blent with its neutral or good accompaniments that for the instant he hardly knew it for itself.
The latter may sometimes stand in opposition to the former, and at other times the people may be entirely neutral.
Craig, who, being a neutral in the dispute, had no interest but in conciliation; "the schoolmaster ought to be able to tell you what's right.
A truce, nevertheless, was at length agreed on, by the mediation of the neutral parties, and the whole company again sat down at the table; where Jones being prevailed on to ask pardon, and Blifil to give it, peace was restored, and everything seemed
He had reached the neutral ground upon the outskirts of the town, which was neither town nor country, and yet was either spoiled, when his ears were invaded by the sound of music.
This has been achieved with innovative carbon neutral products, a new carbon neutral fuel card for fleet operators and a set of easy-to-use tools such as online carbon calculators - all of which have contributed to BP Target Neutrals steady increase in business participation which has seen a threefold increase in the past five years2.
The Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court proposing amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, and new Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutrals Regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes for which No Other Supreme Court Rules or Standards for Professional Conduct Exist.
Moreover, biased neutrals are like chefs who can't cook--they don't last long in their chosen profession