# mutual

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Mutual is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

### Pronunciation

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## Adjective

 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.