Definition of counterpart
1 : one of two corresponding copies of a legal instrument : duplicate
2a : a thing that fits another perfectlyb : 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
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
Recent Examples of counterpart from the Web
Basically, Wonder Woman is still killing it at the box office, and outperforming all of her male counterparts, of course.
Meanwhile, the president of India was in Washington and did not do the traditional press conference with his American counterpart.
Two years later, in June 1973, Playgirl's first issue hit the newsstand, with a mission similar to its long-standing counterpart: to feature nude centerfolds alongside hard-hitting features by and for women.
The U-19s played their Czech Republic counterparts as well as the Czech Republic Senior Women's National Team.
Games often played in major urban centers became events, drawing thousands of fans to see a style of play that was every bit as entertaining as the games played by their white counterparts.
Spanopoulos showed off a sample of water buttercup from Long Lake which, like its counterpart on dry land, blooms with yellow flowers.
This means U.S. travelers are banned from going to the island and businesses are barred from engaging with their Cuban counterparts.
Claure noted that his counterpart at T-Mobile, John Legere, as well as heads of the companies that control Sprint and T-Mobile’s future, have touted the synergy benefits of a merger.
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First Known Use of counterpart
COUNTERPART Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of counterpart for English Language Learners
: someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another
COUNTERPART Defined for Kids
Definition of counterpart for Students
: a person or thing that is very like or equivalent to another person or thing
Legal Definition of counterpart
: one of two corresponding or duplicate copies of a legal instrument
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