Definition of opposite number in English:

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opposite number

Pronunciation: /ˈäpəzət ˈnəmbər/


(someone's opposite number)
A person whose position or rank in another group, organization, or country is equivalent to that held by someone already mentioned.
Example sentences
  • Main's opposite number Craig Gordon had already fumbled the ball.
  • In doing so he got away from his opposite number and was almost always in a good position to receive a pass.
  • Nate Hybl could not match the accuracy of his opposite number.

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Syllabification: op·po·site num·ber

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