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adjective American English pronunciation: mutual /ˈmjutʃuəl/

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  1. 1
    felt or done in the same way by each of two or more people

    mutual respect/support/understanding

    Our relationship was based on mutual distrust.

    the mutual recognition of professional qualifications throughout the U.S.

    by mutual agreement:

    He said his contract was canceled by mutual agreement.

    1. a.
      belonging to or true of two or more people
      a mutual friend:

      They were introduced by a mutual friend.

      a mutual interest:

      We found that we have a mutual interest in mountaineering.

      mutual benefit:

      The scheme would be to our mutual benefit.

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mutuality

 American English pronunciation: mutuality /ˌmjutʃuˈæləti/  noun [uncountable]

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