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English definition of “neutral”

neutral

noun (NO MOVEMENT)    /ˈnjuː.trəl/ US  /ˈnuː-/
[U] the position of the gears in a vehicle when they are not connected to the engine : You're supposed to put your car into neutral whenever you stop at a junction .Mechanical engineeringThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors [U] a state of no activity or development : After two years in neutral, the economy is finally moving forward again.Passive and not working
(Definition of neutral noun (NO MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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