# mutual

Mutual is on the Academic Word List.

### Pronunciation

• (UK) IPA (key): /ˈmjuːt͡ʃuəl/
•  Audio (US) (file)

 Positive mutual Comparative more mutual Superlative most mutual
1. If something is mutual ${\displaystyle x}$ does it to ${\displaystyle y}$, and ${\displaystyle y}$ does it to ${\displaystyle x}$.
The working relationship between the two men was based on a mutual respect.
She hated him, and the feeling was mutual.
2. A mutual friend, agreement, etc. is one that is shared between two or more people.
I learned of her accident through a mutual friend.