Translation of neutral in Spanish:

neutral

neutral, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈn(j)utrəl//ˈnjuːtr(ə)l/

adjective

  • 1

    (impartial)
    neutral
    to remain neutral permanecer neutral
    • This should be enough to make any neutral observer support them, but there is a more important cause.
    • Russia may still prefer to stay neutral in the bloody conflict with Iraq.
    • The Taoiseach was in touch with most of his EU counterparts in the lead up to the summit and visited the other three neutral capitals and Rome to ensure support for the declaration.
    • US aircraft dropped more bombs on Laos, a neutral nation, during the conflict than the combined tonnage dropped in the Second World War.
    • Pibulsongkram realised the Japanese were not about to let Thailand remain neutral in the conflict and it was either join or be occupied as a defeated power.
    • We could oppose the war on the streets, support it or remain awkwardly neutral (although few chose the latter option).
    • The temptation to regard the 30-year-old as an indispensable thoroughbred can prove irresistible to Rangers supporters and neutral connoisseurs.
    • Whereas in many international conflict situations the UN plays a neutral role, here in Israel and the territories the very opposite is the case.
    • If you claimed you were neutral either side would kill you.
    • This competition, which the Sunday Herald is proud to support, must become a regular feature of the business calendar, and Scottish Enterprise's neutral support is crucial.
    • After all, how many Premiership sides have separate turnstiles for neutral supporters?
    • Since the 1960s, with few exceptions, on the greatest questions of good and evil, the Left has either been neutral toward or actively supported evil.
    • For them the quality and standard of the game is a side issue that is of importance only to the neutral supporters.
    • It claims to be a neutral organisation, supported by academic researchers, but is starting from the point of view that there are important figures missing from the arguments so far put forward for wind.
    • President Museveni of Uganda did not attend although Uganda did send a delegation, whilst Rwanda refused to take part, claiming that Zambia was no longer neutral in the conflict.
    • When confronted with a decision to take sides among two conflicting parties, it is always better to be fully devoted to one side than to be neutral.
    • However, while the EU has been valiantly trying to appear to be neutral in the Middle East conflict, the funding is a ripe area for confusion.
    • British government was far from neutral in the conflict in the North.
    • It would be misleading to say that he is neutral as to the conflict between his desires, since this would suggest that he regards them as equally acceptable.
    • Most people either are neutral or side with Randy.
  • 2

    (not bright)
    (shade/tone) neutro
    • The 6% sunlight environment was created by using layers of neutral shade cloth supported by metal frames.
    • Instead of the bold patterns and colours that are typical of that continent, I've used plain designs and neutral colours.
    • There are neutral colour schemes throughout and wool carpets in the bedrooms.
    • I mean for the term ‘activist medicine’ to be neutral, rather than positive or pejorative.
    • It was blandly decorated, the walls painted a very neutral tone of beige, and adorned with a few pictures of waving cornfields.
    • Beginners may want to try neutral tones of beige and grey or different values of color in the same family for a tone on tone damask effect.
    • Wear it with neutral tones of grey and navy for a modern look.
    • I'd rather have a sliver of prosciutto or a wheel of spicy sausage than neutral, inoffensive chicken any day.
    • Because of its strong enhancing effect it leaves a noticeable magenta colour bias in the more neutral hues or tones (the whites and greys).
    • Like the hall, the room had been decorated in rather neutral colours, the beige floor carrying on into this room also.
    • The carpet is pale green and the walls are a neutral colour.
    • But it is all set in deliberately neutral terms, implying that this debate is always an honest one, which it is not.
    • The earlier, prescriptive sense of the term continues to be used, but the later, more neutral sense is common among scholars of language.
    • The master bedroom is decorated in neutral tones of beige and cream and features built-in wardrobes and an original cast-iron fireplace.
    • This features a grey marble fireplace, ceiling coving, centre rose and a dado rail, and has been decorated in neutral tones with a cream patterned carpet.
    • A focal point of her final collection is a woollen skirt, blouse and long coat - all in neutral colours - with a cream silk organza overcoat on top.
    • However, in these new works, intersecting circles expand into large mandalalike shapes that stand alone on neutral grounds.
    • Colours range from neutral creams and beige to khaki, navy, grey and black.
    • From a distance this crowd looked a uniformly nondescript plaster colour, a neutral tone made up chiefly of faded blue and dirty grey.
    • Then there's the decor: understated with clean and uncluttered lines, the colour scheme predominantly neutral shades of black, white, beige and putty.
    • For the more conservative customer the store has a Colonial section with classic linens, cottons and neutral colours.
    • She was about my age, and it was quickly apparent that we shared similar interests, tastes (natural neutral colours, pebbles and blue glass), and philosophy on life.
    • No matter what the bright colours, whether orange, sweet pink tones, neutral colours or just black and white, they will all be widely seen.
    • I keep my face utterly neutral as I think, but I consider myself safe.
    • When you really want to flatter your eyes, go for sheer, neutral shadow colors like beige or pale banana-yellow.
  • 3

    Linguistics Electricity Chemistry
    neutro
    • Clematis prefer a neutral to slightly alkaline soil, so add lime if your soil is on the acidic side. Keep the roots shaded and the tops in sun.
    • A litmus paper can be used to find out whether the soil is acidic, alkaline or neutral.
    • Use a neon circuit tester to verify the power is off by touching one lead to an exposed black wire and the other to a metal box or to the neutral wire.
    • And that is what it does, but because the proton has a positive charge and the neutron is neutral, the nucleus somehow has to get rid of a positive charge.
    • Positively charged cations are smaller than their neutral atoms because they lose electrons.
    • Hook up the pigtail ground wire to the ground screw on the receptacle, and the pigtail neutral wire to the silver side.
    • Aqueous solutions of caffeine have a neutral pH.
    • Pure water has a pH of 7, it is completely neutral.
    • Ideally, maples like neutral to acid soil with the addition of peat.
    • Here again, the water allows the charge to leak away, thus leaving the material neutral.

noun

  • 1

    Motor Vehicles
    to be in neutral estar en punto muerto
    • He hurriedly moved the gear in neutral and tried the emergency brake.
    • He may be coasting down a hill with the gears in neutral and the engine switched off; he may be steering a vehicle which is being towed by another.
    • It decided to stay about two-thirds open, which gives a tidy shove forward, and the only thing I could do was select neutral and try and turn off an engine which was fast trying to grenade itself.
    • To get the same effect with a car using an engine - slipping the transmission into neutral and shutting down the engine - is hazardous.
  • 2

    (neutral country)
    país neutral masculine
    • The neutrals wanted drama, and the partisans sought entertainment, but no one could have imagined the difference between the two sides would come down to the breadth of a post in the final seconds.
    • There are four neutrals in the current Union of 15 but the percentage will drop considerably after enlargement with six neutrals to the other 19, most of them NATO members.
    • In their present relationship with the terrorists, these old-fashioned autocrats are neutrals only in the sense that they now play the cagier role of Franco's Spain to Hitler's Germany.
    • Obviously, neutrals won't give us a chance and a lot of Wexford people won't either.
    • A victory for minds over hearts, then, but for passionate Italians - and perhaps a majority of neutrals - there is scant consolation in this.
    • But we neutrals will be ushered away (figuratively, I hope), leaving the stage set for a thumping reaffirmation of the view that Hadrian's Wall means far more than a few stones on a hill.
    • Like many neutrals who will be in the Park on Sunday, I'll just sit back and enjoy what I think could be a fitting finale to what has been one of the most memorable years in Sligo's proud football history.
    • In seeking to forge a global, US-led coalition to prosecute an all-out war on terrorism, officials are saying, in effect, that there are no neutrals any more.
    • Wedgwood concedes that the U.S. government should ‘continue to respect the sovereignty of allies and neutrals.’
    • Watching the Conservative Party leadership contest, political neutrals are unsure whether to laugh or cry.
    • The commission has no suggestions about how to engage in those battles, who to choose as allies and who to identify as neutrals.
    • Whenever an English club reaches a European final there are always 90-minute patriots urging neutrals to cheer for the English team.
    • For all that, very few of those same neutrals would now bet against either country in this silliest of seasons.
    • If you lie to an ally or a friendly neutral in a small matter, where you don't actually intend to declare war on him, you're sowing seeds of mistrust without gaining any great benefits.
    • Dissent may have challenged nationalism, but the presence of neutrals, the disaffected, and Tories never completely superseded the wider community of interests.
    • There are no true neutrals and none that is really independent.
    • In fact the players are leaping out of their skins in training, and there's a very steely resolve to do down the odds and bring about what most neutrals would consider to be a fairly major championship shock on Sunday week.
    • For the neutrals, however, for those brought up on Munster championship hurling, the big question this weekend is, can Waterford and Limerick match the other two games we've had to date?
    • Even for those of us trying to play the fair-minded neutral, it's hard to whip up sympathy for a UUP that might soon be receiving the last rites, because the Ulster Unionists have done little to cultivate the sympathies of neutrals.
    • The government is unable to use the criterion of nationality to identify its adversaries, and immigrants are unable to invoke their status as neutrals to fend off suspicion.