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MUTUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mutual mean? 

MUTUAL (adjective)
  The adjective MUTUAL has 2 senses:

1. common to or shared by two or more parties
2. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

  Familiarity information: MUTUAL used as an adjective is rare.


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MUTUAL (adjective)


Sense 1mutual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Common to or shared by two or more parties

Synonyms:

mutual; common

Context examples:

a common friend / the mutual interests of management and labor

Similar:

shared (have in common; held or experienced in common)


Sense 2mutual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

Synonyms:

reciprocal; mutual

Context examples:

reciprocal aid / reciprocal trade / mutual respect / reciprocal privileges at other clubs

Similar:

bilateral (affecting or undertaken by two parties)

correlative (expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation)

interactional; interactive (capable of acting on or influencing each other)

reciprocating; reciprocatory (moving alternately backward and forward)

reciprocative (given or done or owed to each other)


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