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 (no͞o′trə-lĭz′əm, nyo͞o′-)
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.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of the nature of or characterized by neutralism
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On the other hand, the various and diverse backgrounds of the audience require neutralistic stand on the part of the drama message in order to be well received by the society.
Furthermore, magico-mythological approaches often make a less clearcut distinction between ritual and meditation than more neutralistic approaches do.