neutral zone



  • For a device or system, such as an amplifier or control system, a range of values within which the input signal may be varied without affecting the output. For example, an interval of values within which a measuring instrument will not respond. Also called dead band (1), or dead zone.


  • noun the space between the areas of two competing teams, especially the area between the linemen of American football teams or the middle area of an ice hockey rink between the two blue lines