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Pronunciation:  noo'tralitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  nonparticipation in a dispute or war
  2. [n]  pH value of 7
  3. [n]  tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement

NEUTRALITY is a 10 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: disinterest
 See Also: non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation, pH, pH scale, tolerance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neu*tral"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. neutralit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of
   being unengaged in contests between others; state of
   taking no part on either side; indifference.

         Men who possess a state of neutrality in times of
         public danger, desert the interest of their fellow
         subjects.                             --Addison.

2. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor
   bad. [Obs.] --Donne.

3. (Chem.) The quality or state of being neutral. See
   {Neutral}, a., 4.

4. (International Law) The condition of a nation or
   government which refrains from taking part, directly or
   indirectly, in a war between other powers.

5. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or

{Armed neutrality}, the condition of a neutral power, in time
   of war, which holds itself ready to resist by force any
   aggression of either belligerent.

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