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neutral -- as in: a carbon-neutral building
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as in: a carbon-neutral building Define
not affected by; or does not affect
  • All the bathrooms in the dorm are gender neutral.
  • This store only sells gender neutral clothing.
  • Admissions at that college are race neutral.
  • The committee is suggesting some cost neutral improvements.

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  • They’re encouraging the use of Mx. as a gender-neutral replacement for Mr. and Ms.
  • In the crucial years, the fact that the Party was not a hereditary body did a great deal to neutralize opposition.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink.
    George Orwell  --  1984
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as in: played at a neutral site Define
not favoring any side in a contest, war, disagreement, or other dispute
as in: a carbon-neutral building Define
not affected by; or does not affect
as in: decorated in neutral colors Define
bland (not striking in appearance or impression)
as in: Put the car in neutral. Define
gears are not engaged; or (metaphorically) nothing is happening
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specialized senses typically mean that something does not belong to either of two other opposite alternatives; such as:
  • chemistry: not acidic or alkaline
  • physics: not with a positive charge or with a negative charge
  • electric circuitry: with no voltage or electrical charge (though that is an informal simplification that would be dangerous if assumed in fact)

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