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mu·tu·al

 (myo͞o′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal: mutual respect.
b. Having the same relationship to each other: "They were cognitive companions, mutual brain-pickers" (Cynthia Ozick).
c. Possessed in common: mutual interests.
2. Of, relating to, or in the form of mutual insurance.
n.
A mutual fund.

[French mutuel, from Old French, from Latin mūtuus, borrowed; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

mu′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
mu′tu·al·ly adv.

mutual

(ˈmjuːtʃʊəl)
adj
1. experienced or expressed by each of two or more people or groups about the other; reciprocal: mutual distrust.
2. common to or shared by both or all of two or more parties: a mutual friend; mutual interests.
3. (Insurance) denoting an insurance company, etc, in which the policyholders share the profits and expenses and there are no shareholders
[C15: from Old French mutuel, from Latin mūtuus reciprocal (originally: borrowed); related to mūtāre to change]
mutuality, ˈmutualness n
ˈmutually adv
Usage: The use of mutual to mean common to or shared by two or more parties was formerly considered incorrect, but is now acceptable. Tautologous use of mutual should be avoided: cooperation (not mutual cooperation) between the two countries

mu•tu•al

(ˈmyu tʃu əl)

adj.
1. possessed, experienced, performed, etc., by each of two or more with respect to the other; reciprocal: mutual respect.
2. having the same relation each toward the other: mutual enemies.
3. held in common; shared: mutual interests.
4. pertaining to a form of corporate organization without stockholders, in which members proportionately share profits and losses, expenses, etc.
[1470–80; < Middle French mutuel < Latin mūtu(us) mutual, reciprocal (mūt(āre) to change (see mutate) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix) + Middle French -el (< Latin -ālis) -al1]
mu`tu•al′i•ty (-ˈæl ɪ ti) n.
mu′tu•al•ly, adv.
usage: The earliest (15th century) meaning of mutual is “reciprocal”:Teachers and students sometimes suffer from mutual misunderstanding.By the 16th century mutual had developed the additional sense “held in common, shared”:Their mutual objective is peace.This use is occasionally criticized, on the grounds that the later sense development was somehow wrong.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mutual - common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"
shared - have in common; held or experienced in common; "two shared valence electrons forming a bond between adjacent nuclei"; "a shared interest in philately"
2.mutual - concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"

mutual

adjective shared, common, joint, interactive, returned, communal, reciprocal, interchangeable, reciprocated, correlative, requited The East and West can work together for mutual benefit.

mutual

adjective
1. Having the same relationship each to the other:
2. Belonging to, shared by, or applicable to all alike:
Translations
vzájemnýspolečný
gensidigfælles
molemminpuolinenvastavuoroinenyhteinenkeskinäinen
uzajaman
kölcsönösközös
gagnkvæmursameiginlegur
相互の
서로의
abipusisabipusiškaisavitarpio
abpusējskopējssavstarpējs
vzájomný
medsebojenskupenvzajemen
ömsesidig
ซึ่งมีส่วนร่วมกัน
lẫn nhau

mutual

[ˈmjuːtjʊəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= reciprocal) [affection, help] → mutuo
the feeling is mutualel sentimiento es mutuo
they had a mutual understanding not to bring up the subjecttenían el mutuo acuerdo de no sacar el tema
2. (= common) [friend, cousin] → común
they had a mutual interest in rugbytenían un interés común or compartían su interés por el rugby
it is to our mutual benefit or advantagees beneficioso para ambos
by mutual consentde mutuo or común acuerdo
B. CPD mutual benefit society Nmutualidad f, mutua f, mutual f (Chile, Peru, Bol)
mutual fund N (US) → fondo m de inversión mobiliaria
mutual insurance Nseguro m mutuo
mutual savings bank Ncaja f mutua de ahorros

mutual

[ˈmjuːtʃʊəl] adj
(= common) [benefit, interest] → commun(e)
a mutual friend → un ami commun
(= reciprocal) [respect, understanding, support] → mutuel(le), réciproque
the feeling is mutual → c'est réciproquemutual fund n (US)société f d'investissement (de type SICAV)

mutual

adj (= reciprocal) trust, respect, affection etcgegenseitig; (= bilateral) troop withdrawals, efforts, détente, satisfactionbeiderseitig; (= shared, in common) interest, friends, dislikes etcgemeinsam; the divorce was by mutual consentsie haben sich im gegenseitigen Einvernehmen scheiden lassen; it would be for our mutual benefites wäre für uns beide von Vorteil or zu unser beider Nutzen (form); the feeling is mutualdas beruht (ganz) auf Gegenseitigkeit; I hate you! — the feeling is mutualich hasse dich! — ganz meinerseits (inf)

mutual

:
mutual fund
n (US Fin) → Mutual Fund m, → offener Investmentfonds
mutual insurance

mutual

[ˈmjuːtjʊəl] adj (affection, suspicion) → reciproco/a; (interests) → mutuo/a, reciproco/a, comune; (friend, cousin) → comune
to our mutual satisfaction → in modo da soddisfare entrambi, con reciproca soddisfazione

mutual

(ˈmjuːtʃuəl) adjective
1. given etc by each of two or more to the other(s). mutual help; Their dislike was mutual.
2. common to, or shared by, two or more. a mutual friend.
ˈmutually adverb

mutual

مُتَبَادِلٌ vzájemný gensidig gegenseitig αμοιβαίος mutuo molemminpuolinen mutuel uzajaman reciproco 相互の 서로의 wederzijds gjensidig wzajemny mútuo взаимный ömsesidig ซึ่งมีส่วนร่วมกัน karşılıklı lẫn nhau 相互的
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It is also from natural causes that some beings command and others obey, that each may obtain their mutual safety; for a being who is endowed with a mind capable of reflection and forethought is by nature the superior and governor, whereas he whose excellence is merely corporeal is formect to be a slave; whence it follows that the different state of master [1252b] and slave is equally advantageous to both.
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