neutro-, neuter-, neutr-, neut- +

(Latin: neither of two; neither one nor the other)

general neutral, general-neutral
A reference to anything; such as, toys and other products, as well as, activities and services which can accommodate the needs of either gender, male or female.
net neutrality, network neutrality, internet neutrality
1. The principle that basic internet protocols should be non-discriminatory; especially, that content providers should get equal treatment from internet operators.
2. In network design, the principle that an electronic public information network; such as, the internet, will be useful if all content, sites, and platforms are treated equally.

In the United States, Congressional legislation has been introduced to allow discrimination by broadband carriers on the basis of quality of service (tiering).

Critics maintain that, to remain neutral, the internet must forward packets on a first-come, first-served basis, without regard for quality of service.

3. The principle that internet users should be able to access any web content they choose and use any applications they choose, without restrictions or limitations imposed by their internet service provider (ISP).

In other words, this term refers to a network as not favoring one application or certain web content over another, but rather it should provide services in a nondiscriminatory, unrestricted fashion.

4. A "level playing field" for internet transport which refers to the absence of restrictions or priorities placed on the type of content carried over the internet by the carriers and ISPs that run the major systems.
5. The term used to prevent private companies from censoring web sites and giving the federal government the power to censor web sites.
neuter (adjective)
1. A description of nouns and adjectives in languages; such as, Latin or German, belonging to a separate gender that is neither masculine nor feminine.
2. Referring to undeveloped, non-functioning, or no sexual organs.
neuterize (verb), neuterizes; neuterized; neuterizing
To eliminate both the male and female gender usages in an attempt to create an androgynous utopian society: "When anyone neuterizes words, that person is striving to remove so-called sexist words; such as, man and woman or his and her when writing or speaking."
neuteroid
Neither an android (male robot) nor a gynoid (female robot).

We now have three gender-characterized robots: androids, gynoids, and neuteroids.

Robotics is producing robots that are more truly humanoids and this is NOT one of them.

This anthropoidal image is NOT a good example of the masculine nor the feminine humanoid-types of robots because it is a neuteroid; and so, it should not be identified as either an android nor a gynoid.

neutral
1. Anyone who does not side with any party in a war or dispute or a country that is neutral and does not get involved in a war between other countries.

In other words, not supporting or favoring either side in a war, a dispute, or a contest.

2. Neither moral nor immoral; neither good nor evil or neither right nor wrong.
3. Of no distinctive quality or characteristics or type; that is, possessing no distinctive quality or revealing no attitude or feeling about a person, situation, or thing.
4. Having no net electric charge; not electrified; or a neutral wire that has a zero electric charge or potential.
5. Not strongly colored; that is, not strongly or strikingly colored and so relatively inconspicuous and able to blend easily with other colors.
6. Having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active.

A neutral chemical which is neither an acid nor a base or neither acidic nor alkaline.

7. A reference to a gear or being in a position in which no power is transmitted from a engine to the moving parts; a gear with no motion transmitted.
neutral atmosphere
An atmospheric environment which neither oxidizes nor reduces materials that are contained within it.
neutral atom
An atom in which the number of electrons that surround the nucleus is the same as the number of protons in the nucleus, resulting in no electric charge.
neutral axis, neutral surface
1. In engineering, the line or plane through the section of a beam or plate which does not suffer extension or compression when the beam or plate bends.
2. A line or plane, in a beam under transverse pressure, at which the fibers in the structure are neither stretched nor compressed, or where the longitudinal stress is zero.
neutral conductor
1. A conductor of a polyphase circuit or of a single-phase, three-wire circuit which is intended to have a potential such that the potential differences between it and each of the other conductors are approximately equal in magnitude and are also equally spaced in phase.
2. In electricity, in a polyphase system, a conductor which does not carry a current unless the system becomes unbalanced.
neutral current interaction
In particle physics, a weak interaction in which no electric charge is exchanged between the colliding particles.
neutral equilibrium
In mechanics, the kind of equilibrium of a body which is so placed that when moved slighty it neither tends to return to its former position nor to depart more widely from it; such as, a perfect sphere or cylinder on a horizontal plane.
neutral estuary
In geography, an estuary (the wide part of a river where it nears the sea mixed with fresh and salt water) where freshwater inflow balances outflow and evaporation; and so, it maintains a nearly constant level of salinity (salt).
neutral-density filter, neutral filter, gray filter
1. An optical filter that reduces or diminishes the intensity of transmitted light without significanly changing its color.

It is used on a camera to decrease the amount of light entering a camera when the lens cannot be stopped down sufficiently for use with a given film.

2. A light-absorbing filter whose absorption spectrum is moderately flat.

Depending on the type, the absorption curve is flat primarily in the visible spectral range, or it may extend to varying degrees beyond the visible range.

For video microscopy, this is an important procedure since the absorbance may or may not extend into the near-infrared region where the sensitivity of many video image pickup devices is very high.

neutralism
1. In biology, a neutral interaction between two species in which one species has no evident effect on either species.
2. A political policy or advocacy of nonalignment or noninvolvement in conflicting alliances nor of attempting to mediate or conciliate in conflicts between states.

The policy of not taking sides in a dispute; especially, in an international conflict or the policy, practice, or attitude of neutrality, noninvolvement, or nonalignment with power blocs.