neutral

(redirected from neutrally)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

neutral

 [noo´tral]
neither basic nor acid.

neu·tral

(nū'trăl),
1. Exhibiting no positive properties; indifferent.
2. chemistry neither acid nor alkaline, for example, [OH-] = [H+].
3. Having the same number of positive and negative charges.
[L. neutralis, fr. neuter, neither]

neutral

/neu·tral/ (noo´tril) neither basic nor acidic.

neutral

[n(y)o̅o̅′trəl]
Etymology: L, neutralis, neuter
the state exactly between two opposing values, qualities, or properties. For example, in electricity a neutral state is one in which there is neither a positive nor a negative charge; in chemistry a neutral state is one in which a substance is neither acid nor alkaline. See also acid, base, pH.

neu·tral

(nū'trăl)
1. Exhibiting no positive properties; indifferent.
2. chemistry Neither acid nor alkaline.
[L. neutralis, fr. neuter, neither]

neutral

1. Neither acid nor alkaline. Having a pH of 7.
2. In the context of pharmacological INSULIN the term refers to soluble insulins that have not been formulated so as to prolong their action. Neutral insulins include those described as Rapid, Actrapid and Velosulin.

neutral,

n 1. the extent of spinal positioning in the sagittal plane where the first principle of physiologic motion is relevant.
2. the balance point on an articular surface from which all normal motions articulated at that joint may take place.

neu·tral

(nū'trăl)
1. Exhibiting no positive properties.
2. chemistry neither acid nor alkaline.
[L. neutralis, fr. neuter, neither]

neutral,

n a solution that has a pH level of 7. Equal numbers of hydrogen and hydroxyl ions are formed on dissociation.
neutral zone,

neutral

neither basic nor acid.

neutral endopeptidase
synthesized by tracheobronchial epithelium, this is an important enzymatic regulator of airway neuropeptides which stimulate increased vascular permeability and smooth muscle contraction.
neutral stress
evokes responses which do not affect the comfort, well-being or reproduction of the patient.
References in periodicals archive ?
Remote neutrally buoyant sensors are built with off-the-shelf components and therefore are relatively inexpensive," added Ben Abbott, Institute engineer in the Automation and Data Systems Division at SwRI and a principal developer of the sensor.
Add weight to the balloon (tape paper or paper clips to it) until it is neutrally bouyant--i.
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that unique, free-swimming octopuses called argonauts, use their stunning white shells to remain neutrally buoyant beneath the sea surface.
Surely the same case can be made for any carbon-based fuel, for example coal/oil as these were created from ancient rainforests that took carbon from the atmosphere, and that carbon being burnt is simply being neutrally released upon its conflagration today?
It is clear, however, that the only real game in town is the Government's faltering steps toward congestion charging, or road pricing as Ministers rather more neutrally refer to it.
Only fragments survive of his Outlines, a massive Biblical commentary, neutrally summarised by Eusebius as "his own interpretations alongside traditional ones," but blasted by Photius as "blasphemous, heretical, and absurd.
neutrally sitting out World War II has something to do with it).
It enumerates its contents neutrally and without commentary, and it casually and repeatedly quotes the visual constants of the artist's own previous work in order to relativize those constants in a kind of self-ironization.
I responded neutrally to a question, live on air, which already contained the information.
Put as neutrally as possible, numerous "inquiries" about this business have been received by police and trading standards officers.
Uncoated metal also reflects more neutrally the changing whites, greys and blues of sky and water.