Definitions for mutualˈmyu tʃu əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mu•tu•al*ˈmyu tʃu əl(adj.)
possessed, experienced, performed, etc., by each of two or more with respect to the other; reciprocal:
having the same relation each toward the other:
held in common; shared:
pertaining to a form of corporate organization without stockholders, in which members proportionately share profits and losses, expenses, etc.
* Usage: The earliest (15th century) meaning of mutual is “reciprocal”:Teachers and students sometimes suffer from mutual misunderstanding.By the 16th century mutual had developed the additional sense “held in common, shared”:Their mutual objective is peace.This use is occasionally criticized, on the grounds that the later sense development was somehow wrong.
Origin of mutual:
1470–80; < MF mutuel < L mūtu(us) mutual, reciprocal (mūt(āre) to change (see mutate ) +-uus deverbal adj. suffix) + MF -el (< L -ālis) -al1
common to or shared by two or more parties
"a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
mutual(adjective)ˈmyu tʃu əl
affecting two people equally, or felt equally by two people
The two men have a mutual respect for each other.; the need for mutual understanding
mutualˈmyu tʃu əl
shared by two people
a mutual friend; mutually dependent; a contract that is mutually beneficial
A mutual fund, etc.
Having the same relationship, each to each other.
Possessed in common.
Owned by the members.
Origin: From mutuel, from mutuus.
reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc
possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort
Mutual is a village in Champaign County, Ohio, United States. The population was 104 at the 2010 census.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mutual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4042
Rank popularity for the word 'mutual' in Adjectives Frequency: #550
Translations for mutual
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
given etc by each of two or more to the other(s)
mutual help; Their dislike was mutual.
- dieselfde vir mekaarAfrikaans
- mútuoPortuguese (BR)
- دو طرفهFarsi
- saling memberiIndonesian
- 상호간의, 서로의Korean
- abipusis, savitarpioLithuanian
- abpusējs; savstarpējsLatvian
- perasaan salingMalay
- دو طرفهPersian
- دو طرفهPashto
- reciproc, mutualRomanian
- взаимный, обоюдныйRussian
- 相互的Chinese (Trad.)
- взаємний, обопільнийUkrainian
- qua lạiVietnamese
- 相互的Chinese (Simp.)
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