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mutual

adjective uk   /ˈmjuː.tʃu.əl/ us  
C1 (of two or more people or groups) feeling the same emotion, or doing the same thing to or for each other: Theirs was a partnership based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Both countries are acting to their mutual advantage. The agreement was terminated by mutual consent.
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noun [C] uk   /ˈmjuː.tʃu.əl/ ( also mutual company) us  
Translations of “mutual”
in Spanish mutuo…
in French mutuel…
in German gegenseitig, gemeinsam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相互的,彼此的, 共同的,共有的…
in Russian взаимный, общий…
in Turkish karşılıklı, müşterek, ortak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相互的,彼此的, 共同的,共有的…
in Polish wzajemny, wspólny…
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