mutual

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. reciprocal, common, joint, correlative. See interchange, party.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Reciprocal]
Syn. reciprocal, interchangeable, correlative, complementary, done reciprocally, acting reciprocally, convertible, interchanged, responded to, reciprocated, requited, respective, two-sided, bilateral, give-and-take, interactive; see also exchangeable .
Ant. unreciprocated, one-sided, noninterchangeable.
2. [Common]
Syn. joint, shared, belonging equally to; see common 5 .
Syn.- mutual may imply an interchange of feeling between two persons [mutual admiration, mutual enemies ] , or a sharing jointly with others [ the mutual efforts of a group ] ; reciprocal implies a return in kind or degree by each of two sides of what is given or demonstrated by the other [ a reciprocal trade agreement ] or may refer to any inversely corresponding relationship [ the reciprocal functions of two machine parts ] ; common simply implies being shared by others or by all the members of a group [ our common interests ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
reciprocal, give-and-take, interchangeable, common, joint, related, shared, communal.
ANT.: singular, sole
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having the same relationship each to the other: reciprocal, reciprocative. See CONNECT. 2. Belonging to, shared by, or applicable to all alike: common, communal, conjoint, general, joint, public. See GROUP.

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