neutral neutral  /ˈnu trəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
  2. (adj) having no personal preference
  3. (adj) having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
  4. (adj) not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest
  5. (adj) possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics
  6. (adj) having no hue
  7. (adj) lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics
  8. (adj) having no net electric charge

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Usage(s):

  1. Little mountain-locked Switzerland, with a tradition of neutrality rooted four centuries back, kept out of the last war and is determined to keep out of the next.
  2. We had a deficit-neutral reserve fund, and both the House and Senate marks also have a deficit-neutral reserve fund for clean energy.
  3. Nazis use food to smash their enemies in neutral countries, before trying military occupation.

News

  1. Neutral Stance on Capital One - Analyst Blog

    On Jun 7, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Capital One Financial Corp . ( COF ) at Neutral based on the continued synergies from its geographic diversification, recent
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Neutral Stance on Capital One

    On Jun 7, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Capital One Financial Corp. at Neutral based on the continued synergies from its geographic diversification, recent acquisitions and solid ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Neutral on Astec

    On Jun 7, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Astec Industries Inc.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The first week we can't have any mistake," Armstrong said. "We can't lose time. I have to get through the first week neutral. There will be people, I think, that will be minutes behind. If you consider the first three or four stages in...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "They do a good job of definitely clogging up the neutral zone and holding up," Crosby said. "As players, you have to battle through that sometimes and hope they get the calls."
    on May 27, 2008 By: Sidney Crosby Source: USA Today

  3. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said senators "must determine if Ms. Sotomayor understands that the proper role of a judge is to act as a neutral umpire of the law, calling balls and strikes fairly...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Politico

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