lim·i·nal | ˈlimənl |
1 relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
Note that this is different from,
neu·tral | ˈn(y)o͞otrəl |
1 not helping or supporting either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartial: during the Second World War, Portugal was neutral.
• belonging to an impartial party, country, or group: on neutral ground.