Meaning of neutralization

neu•tral•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (n"tru-lu-zā'shun, ny"-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act, process, or an instance of neutralizing.
  2. the quality or condition of being neutralized.
  3. the loss of a distinctive feature of one of a pair of phonemes that are otherwise differentiated on the basis of that feature, as the loss of voice as a distinctive feature between the -t- and -d- of latter and ladder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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