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Definition of "mutual" []

  • Having the same relationship each to the other: mutual predators. (adjective)
  • Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal: mutual respect. (adjective)
  • Possessed in common: mutual interests. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or in the form of mutual insurance. (adjective)
  • A mutual fund. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mutual" in a sentence
  • "Ms. IRMA THOMAS (Singer): We've been what you call mutual admirers of each other's talent for a long time."
  • "And one of the things we've got to do is to understand that we've got to strengthen security in small-town America, as well, by helping smaller communities and smaller counties develop what we call mutual aid agreements."
  • "In this sense, this is what I call mutual concessions, if we could change the terms, that is, and make an honorable agreement in which both parties assume similar commitments."