mutual


mutual
[[t]mju͟ːtʃuəl[/t]]
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1) ADJ You use mutual to describe a situation, feeling, or action that is experienced, felt, or done by both of two people mentioned.
mutually exclusivesee exclusive

The East and the West can work together for their mutual benefit and progress...

It's plain that he adores his daughter, and the feeling is mutual.

Derived words:
mutually ADV ADV adj/adv, ADV before v

Attempts to reach a mutually agreed solution had been fruitless...

A meeting would take place at a mutually convenient time.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n You use mutual to describe something such as an interest which two or more people share.

They do, however, share a mutual interest in design...

We were introduced by a mutual friend who felt that we might like to go out together.

3) ADJ: ADJ n If a building society or an insurance company has mutual status, it is not owned by shareholders but by its customers, who receive a share of the profits. [BRIT]

Britain's third largest building society is set to abandon its mutual status and become a bank.


English dictionary. 2008.

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