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English definition of “neutral”

neutral

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈnjuːtrəl/
In driving, neutral is the position of the gears (= parts of a vehicle that control how fast the wheels turn) when they are not connected: to be in neutral The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
(Definition of neutral noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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