A relationship in which two people have strong feelings of esteem for each other and often exchange lavish compliments. The term may signify either genuine or pretended admiration, as in Each of them praised the other’s book—it was a real mutual admiration society. The expression was invented by Henry David Thoreau in his journal (1851) and repeated by Oliver Wendell Holmes and others.
noun, Sociology. 1. the cooperative as opposed to the competitive factors operating in the development of society.
noun 1. a U.S. doctrine of reciprocal deterrence resting on the U.S. and Soviet Union each being able to inflict unacceptable damage on the other in retaliation for a nuclear attack.
- Mutual exclusion
parallel, operating system (Or “mutex”, plural: “mutexes”) A collection of techniques for sharing resources so that different uses do not conflict and cause unwanted interactions. One of the most commonly used techniques for mutual exclusion is the semaphore. (1995-04-08)
noun 1. an investment company that issues shares continuously and is obligated to repurchase them from shareholders on demand. noun 1. (US & Canadian) an investment trust that issues units for public sale, the holders of which are creditors and not shareholders with their interests represented by a trust company independent of the issuing agency […]