1. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

    Synonyms : newton
    Type Of : force unit
  2. (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter

    Synonyms : normality
    Type Of : relative quantity
  3. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

    Synonyms : due north, north, northward
    Type Of : cardinal compass point
  4. a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

    Synonyms : atomic number 7, nitrogen
    Type Of : element, gas, chemical element
  5. the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

    Type Of : letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character


  1. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

    Synonyms : apathy, indifference, spiritlessness
    Type Of : passiveness, passivity
  2. partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction

    Type Of : symptom


  1. not prepared or vigilant

    Synonyms : off-guard, off guard, off her guard, off his guard, off one's guard, off your guard
    Examples :
    • the blow caught him napping


  1. a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

    Synonyms : language, terminology
    Type Of : word
    Examples :
    • biological nomenclature


  1. a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold

    Type Of : sales booth, stall, stand


  1. prose writing that is not fictional

    Synonyms : nonfictional prose
    Type Of : prose


  1. having no personal preference

    Synonyms : impersonal
    Examples :
    • a neutral observer
  2. having no hue

    Synonyms : achromatic
    Examples :
    • neutral colors like black or white
  3. having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

    Synonyms : indifferent, inert
  4. having no net electric charge

    Synonyms : electroneutral
  5. lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

    Examples :
    • a neutral personality that made no impression whatever
  6. one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute

    Type Of : person, individual, mortal, somebody, soul, someone
  7. possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics

    Antonyms : negative, positive
  8. not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest


  1. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

    Synonyms : nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish


  1. a small cut

    Synonyms : nick, snick
    Type Of : cutting, cut
  2. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

    Synonyms : mountain pass, pass
    Type Of : location
  3. a V-shaped indentation

    Type Of : indentation, indenture
    Examples :
    • mandibular notch
  4. a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

    Type Of : indenture, indentation
    Examples :
    • there were four notches in the handle of his revolver
  5. cut or make a notch into

    Type Of : incise
    Examples :
    • notch the rope
  6. notch a surface to record something

    Type Of : enter, put down, record


  1. a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement

    Type Of : statement
  2. (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false

    Type Of : proposition
  3. the speech act of negating

    Type Of : disaffirmation, denial