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mutual

mu·tu·al

mutual

 
pronunciation:
myu chu l
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: felt, experienced, or possessed equally by each for the other or others, as among two or more persons.
The mutual distrust of the leaders made negotiations between the two countries difficult.The two writers developed a mutual admiration, which developed into a strong friendship.
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synonyms:
common, reciprocal
similar words:
analogous, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, joint, like, shared, two-way
definition 2: having the same specified relationship each to the other or others.
Cats and dogs are considered mutual enemies.We discovered we were mutual friends of the bride.
synonyms:
equal, equivalent, interchangeable
similar words:
coincident, common, correlative, corresponding
definition 3: shared or possessed by both or all; in common.
Our two countries have mutual interests.
synonyms:
common, correspondent, joint, reciprocal
similar words:
alternate, communal, conjoint, connected, like, related, shared, similar
definition 4: of a business, structured so that customers share in the profits and expenses.
a mutual insurance company
similar words:
collective
derivations: mutually (adv.), mutuality (n.)
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The word mutual contains the following part:
mut Latin root that means change, interchange