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neu·tral·ism

 (no͞o′trə-lĭz′əm, nyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The state of being neutral; neutrality.
2. A political policy or advocacy of nonalignment or noninvolvement in conflicting alliances and of attempting to mediate or conciliate in conflicts between states: "Neutralism differs from neutrality in that it is an attitude of mind in time of peace rather than a legal status in time of war" (London Times).

neu′tral·ist adj. & n.
neu′tral·is′tic adj.

neutralism

(ˈnjuːtrəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in international affairs) the policy, practice, or attitude of neutrality, noninvolvement, or nonalignment with power blocs
ˈneutralist n, adj

neu•tral•ism

(ˈnu trəˌlɪz əm, ˈnyu-)

n.
1. the policy of neutrality in foreign affairs.
2. the theory that some changes in evolution are governed by chance mutations rather than natural selection.
[1570–80]

neutralism

the practice or policy of remaining neutral in foreign affairs. — neutralist, n.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neutralism - a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
Translations

neutralism

[ˈnjuːtrəlɪzəm] Nneutralismo m

neutralism

nNeutralismus m
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