Which of the two are synonyms?

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Which of the two are synonyms?
(a) Symbiosis and predation
(b) Predation and commensalism
(c) Symbiosis and mutualism
(d) Predation and mutualism
The question was posed to me in final exam.
This interesting question is from Population Interactions-3 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct answer is (c) Symbiosis and mutualism
Explanation: Symbiosis and mutualism are synonymous words. Symbiosis is a close and often long-term physical relationship between two or more species while mutualism is an interaction in which both individuals are benefited.