neutralisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n neutralisation action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
    • n neutralisation action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war "the neutralization of Belgium"
    • n neutralisation (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
    • n neutralisation a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neutralisation See neutralization, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

As the result had been foreseen, measures were taken to neutralise the effect of this decision as regarded future operations.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Neutralise to litmus as in No.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
It is true that these advantages are, to some extent neutralised by certain inconveniences.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
A black circle around each eye neutralised the tint of both iris and pupil.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Augustine endeavoured to neutralise these opinions by writing two books explaining his views.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
A strange and dangerous situation, but one whose danger was completely neutralised.
"The Countess of Albany" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Can Russia have secretly declared her readiness to accept the "Neutralisation"?
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
That is the way to neutralise the poison they are spreading.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Firmstone's eyes seemed to neutralise the emphasis of his words.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
The Javans looked on quietly, and held the curse to be neutralised by the white men's intervention.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
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In science:

For JW the two (ud ) must combine to make 3c in order to neutralise the ¯s = ¯3; since ¯3 × ¯3 → 3 is antisymmetric in colour, and since the (ud )0 boson pair must be symmetric overall this implies that they are in P-wave (spatially antisymmetric).
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
He considered a pure electron beam on an otherwise neutralising ion background.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Moreover, treating the electrons as a neutralising Boltzmannian fluid suppresses their effect on the ion motion and wave genereation.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
So far we dealt just with hybrid simulations where the ions are macro-particles while the electrons represent a charge-neutralising background of zero mass.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
We show in appendix 2 that, not surprisingly, the Zeno paradox is neutralised when we formulate instantaneous measurements as continuous but nearly instantaneous measurements along the lines of section 3.1.
Crucial tests of the existence of a Time Operator
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