Definition of counterpart in English:

counterpart

Syllabification: coun·ter·part
Pronunciation: /ˈkountərˌpärt
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in another place: the minister held talks with his French counterpart
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    • The clothes the actresses wear are noticeably different from their Western counterparts.
    • The aim of the council is to mirror the actions and functions of its adult counterpart and to get the young people interested in politics.
    • Does he find teenage girls tend to express their rage differently than their male counterparts?
    Synonyms
    equivalent, opposite number, peer, equal, coequal, parallel, complement, analog, match, twin, mate, fellow, brother, sister
    formal compeer
  • 2 Law One of two or more copies of a legal document.
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    • The discrepancy between the lease and the counterpart was not noticed at the time.
    • The deviation resulted because the counterparts held by me did not include Computer's signatures.
    • First s.7 has no counterpart in the Directive and can neither be used to construe it or to judge its effect.

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