Definition of counterpart
- the lead actress and her male counterpart
- The crow is sometimes mistaken for its larger counterpart, the raven.
- college presidents and their counterparts in business
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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: someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another
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