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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutuality - a reciprocality of sentiments; "the mutuality of their affection was obvious"
reciprocality, reciprocity - a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
2.mutuality - a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
reciprocality, reciprocity - a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
commensalism - the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
parasitism - the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)
mutualism, symbiosis - the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
sharing - having in common; "the sharing of electrons creates molecules"
sharing - using or enjoying something jointly with others


[ˌmjuːtjʊˈælɪtɪ] Nmutualidad f


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