Meaning of MUTUAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ mju:tʃuəl ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


You use mutual to describe a situation, feeling, or action that is experienced, felt, or done by both of two people mentioned.

The East and the West can work together for their mutual benefit and progress...

It’s plain that he adores his daughter, and the feeling is mutual.


• mu‧tu‧al‧ly

Attempts to reach a mutually agreed solution had been fruitless...

see exclusive

ADV : ADV adj / adv , ADV before v


You use mutual to describe something such as an interest which two or more people share.

They do, however, share a mutual interest in design...

We were introduced by a mutual friend.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


If a building society or an insurance company has mutual status, it is not owned by shareholders but by its customers, who receive a share of the profits. ( BRIT BUSINESS )

Britain’s third largest building society abandoned its mutual status and became a bank.


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