Mutual may refer to:

  • Mutual organization, where as customers derive a right to profits and votes
  • Mutual information, the intersection of multiple information sets
  • Mutual insurance, where policyholders have certain "ownership" rights in the organization
  • Mutual fund, a professionally managed form of collective investments
  • Mutual Film, early American motion picture conglomerate, the producers of some of Charlie Chaplin's greatest comedies
  • Mutual Broadcasting System, a defunct U.S. radio network
  • Mutual Improvement Association, a youth program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mutual authentication, used in cryptography
Place names
  • Mutual, Maryland, a community in the United States
  • Mutual, Ohio, a village in the United States
  • Mutual railway station in Cape Town, South Africa

Famous quotes containing the word mutual:

    It is with such eyes ... that a pair of angels exiled among men ... gaze at one another in mutual recognition.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    True love does not quarrel for slight reasons, such mistakes as mutual acquaintances can explain away, but, alas, however slight the apparent cause, only for adequate and fatal and everlasting reasons, which can never be set aside.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Of course I lie to people. But I lie altruistically—for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners. That may seem mildly shocking to a moralist—but then what isn’t?
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)