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mutualadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈmju·tʃu·əl/
(of two or more people or groups) feeling the same emotion, or doing the same thing to or for each other: The organization promotes mutual understanding between peoples. We let the subject drop, by mutual agreement.
A mutual friend is someone who is a friend of each of two or more other people: They were gossiping about parties and mutual friends.
(Definition of mutual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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mutualadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmjuːtʃuəl/ us  
used to describe something that is done or felt by all or both people in a group: by mutual agreement/consent He has now left the company by mutual agreement.mutual benefit/advantage Firms often do business together for purposes of mutual benefit.mutual respect/understanding/interest Ours will be a partnership based on fairness and mutual respect. a mutual decision
FINANCE used for describing a financial organization that is owned by its members, rather than by shareholders: We are a mutual building society and that means we can pay good savings rates to customers instead of paying out dividends to shareholders.

mutualnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmjuːtʃuəl/ us   FINANCE
also mutual company a financial organization such as a building society that is owned by its members, rather than by shareholders: Some mutuals converted to banks.
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