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neutralism

[′nü·trə‚liz·əm]
(ecology)
A neutral interaction between two species, that is, one having no evident effect on either species.
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Maciste's elasticity in swiftly snatching and tossing away the villain, or that of Marinetti in gracefully defeating the neutralist, promotes not a body directed by an elastic mind, that "alert attention that discerns the outlines of the present situation" (Bergson, Laughter 18), but the adherence to a strict set of beliefs that prohibits reexamination or hesitation vis-a-vis the present situation.
More recently, analysts have begun to consider the role of the age structure of the population, a critical variable that pessimists, optimists, and neutralists alike seem to have ignored in their focus on total population growth.
Whether we shall remain positively neutralists, as we have so often and so loudly proclaimed, does not enter into their dispute.
Parliamentarians, royalists, and neutralists continued to feel that building was key to their status and estate" (p.
And there was also Dulles' well-known prejudice against rewarding neutralists.