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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. common to or shared by two or more parties;
- Example: "a common friend"
- Example: "the mutual interests of management and labor"
[syn: common, mutual]

2. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return;
- Example: "reciprocal aid"
- Example: "reciprocal trade"
- Example: "mutual respect"
- Example: "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
[syn: reciprocal, mutual]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mutual \Mu"tu*al\, a. [F. mutuel, L. mutuus, orig., exchanged, borrowed, lent; akin to mutare to change. See Mutable.] 1. Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc. [1913 Webster] Conspiracy and mutual promise. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] Happy in our mutual help, And mutual love. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A certain shyness on such subjects, which was mutual between the sisters. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 2. Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort. --Burke. [1913 Webster] A vast accession of misery and woe from the mutual weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] Note: This use of mutual as synonymous with common is inconsistent with the idea of interchange, or reciprocal relation, which properly belongs to it; but the word has been so used by many writers of high authority. The present tendency is toward a careful discrimination. [1913 Webster] Mutual, as Johnson will tell us, means something reciprocal, a giving and taking. How could people have mutual ancestors? --P. Harrison. [1913 Webster] Mutual insurance, agreement among a number of persons to insure each other against loss, as by fire, death, or accident. Mutual insurance company, one which does a business of insurance on the mutual principle, the policy holders sharing losses and profits pro rata. [1913 Webster] Syn: Reciprocal; interchanged; common. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mutual adj 1: common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor" [syn: common, mutual] 2: 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" [syn: reciprocal, mutual] [ant: nonreciprocal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "mutual": accessory, accompanying, associated, attendant, attending, changeable, coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjuvant, coefficient, coincident, collaborative, collateral, collective, collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combined, commensal, common, communal, communalist, communalistic, communist, communistic, communitarian, commutable, commutative, commutual, complementary, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint, conjunct, connected, conniving, convertible, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, correlative, coupled, ecumenic, equal, equalizing, equivalent, even, exchanged, fellow, general, give-and-take, harmonious, harmonized, in common, interactive, interchangeable, interchanged, joined, joint, noncompetitive, paired, parallel, permutable, popular, public, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, related, respective, retaliatory, returnable, shared, simultaneous, social, socialistic, societal, standard, swapped, switched, symbiotic, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, traded, transposed, twin, two-way, uncompetitive, united
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Mutual, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 132 Housing Units (2000): 51 Land area (2000): 0.136140 sq. miles (0.352600 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.136140 sq. miles (0.352600 sq. km) FIPS code: 53480 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 40.079243 N, 83.638167 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Mutual, OH Mutual
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Mutual, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 76 Housing Units (2000): 38 Land area (2000): 0.262126 sq. miles (0.678902 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.262126 sq. miles (0.678902 sq. km) FIPS code: 50150 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.229816 N, 99.167704 W ZIP Codes (1990): 73853 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Mutual, OK Mutual