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Meaning of mutual

mu•tu•al

Pronunciation: (my'ch-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. possessed, experienced, performed, etc., by each of two or more with respect to the other; reciprocal: to have mutual respect.
  2. having the same relation each toward the other: to be mutual enemies.
  3. of or pertaining to each of two or more; held in common; shared: mutual interests.
  4. having or pertaining to a form of corporate organization in which there are no stockholders, and profits, losses, expenses, etc., are shared by members in proportion to the business each transacts with the company: a mutual company.
—n.
  1. a mutual fund.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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