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English definition of “mutual”

mutual

adjective     /ˈmjuː.tʃu.əl/
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.Reciprocating
(Definition of mutual adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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