Etymology
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neutrality (n.)

late 15c., neutralite, "neutral attitude or position, the middle ground" (also "the neutral party in any dispute," Caxton, a sense now obsolete), from Old French neutralite (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin neutralitatem (nominative neutralitas), from Latin neutralis (see neutral (adj.)). Meaning "state or condition of being unengaged in a dispute or contest between others" is by 1560s.

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Definitions of neutrality

neutrality (n.)
nonparticipation in a dispute or war;
neutrality (n.)
tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement;
Synonyms: disinterest
neutrality (n.)
pH value of 7;
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