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adjective mutual pronunciation in British English /ˈmjuːtʃuəl/
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  1. 1
    felt or done in the same way by each of two or more people

    Our relationship was based on mutual distrust.

    by mutual agreement:

    He said his contract was cancelled 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.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] business a mutual insurance company, building society etc is owned by all of its customers, who share its profits

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 mutual pronunciation in British English /ˌmjuːtʃuˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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