counterpart

noun
coun·​ter·​part | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpärt How to pronounce counterpart (audio) \

Definition of counterpart

1 : one of two corresponding copies of a legal instrument : duplicate
2a : a thing that fits another perfectly
b : something that completes : complement the lead actress and her male counterpart
3a : one remarkably similar to another The crow is sometimes mistaken for its larger counterpart, the raven.
b : one having the same function or characteristics as another college presidents and their counterparts in business

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Examples of counterpart in a Sentence

The secretary of defense met with his counterparts in Asia to discuss the nuclear crisis. Metal tools replaced their stone counterparts many, many years ago. the lead actress and her male counterpart
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Recent Examples on the Web This year, another first-year starter — Oklahoma’s third in a row — matches up as Ehlinger’s counterpart: redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler. Dallas News, "Tom Herman says Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler has ‘tremendous future’ ahead of Red River Showdown," 5 Oct. 2020 Myles Garrett, Beckham’s star counterpart on defense, watched greatness unfold before his eyes. cleveland, "Odell Beckham Jr.'s 3-TD, game-saving performance vs. Cowboys is exactly what he meant by wanting to ‘kill’ this season," 5 Oct. 2020 Arkansas counterpart Feleipe Franks is looking for an improved performance and a win. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "No. 16 Mississippi State-Arkansas live stream (10/3): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 3 Oct. 2020 Pelosi has been negotiating regularly with administration officials and her Senate counterpart Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., over government funding and a possible package of coronavirus relief money. Tal Kopan, SFChronicle.com, "Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested after Trump COVID diagnosis," 2 Oct. 2020 His running back counterpart Latavius Murray had 58 rushing yards, but only 10 in the second half. Luke Johnson, NOLA.com, "Alvin Kamara's big Sunday night: The Saints leaned heavily on star RB in loss to Packers," 27 Sep. 2020 In 2018, Beijing declined to approve American chip company Qualcomm's (QCOM) proposed $44 billion takeover Dutch counterpart NXP. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Nvidia's $40 billion Arm deal might hit a snag with China," 17 Sep. 2020 So why not give crosstown counterpart Jared Goff another chance? Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "10 fantasy football free agents to add at the last minute for Week 1," 8 Sep. 2020 The Monifieth caterpillar counterpart has now reached almost 2,000 stones. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "'Quarantine caterpillar' keeps growing to 700+ rocks, bringing families together in Cypress," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of counterpart

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of counterpart was in the 15th century

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14 Oct 2020

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“Counterpart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpart. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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counterpart

noun
How to pronounce counterpart (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of counterpart

: someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another

counterpart

noun
coun·​ter·​part | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpärt How to pronounce counterpart (audio) \

Kids Definition of counterpart

: a person or thing that is very like or equivalent to another person or thing

counterpart

noun
coun·​ter·​part | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpärt How to pronounce counterpart (audio) \

Legal Definition of counterpart

: one of two corresponding or duplicate copies of a legal instrument

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