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 Avenue interchange, will occupy a slightly larger footprint than its eight-year-old North Loop counterpart. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Smack Shack will be bringing lobster rolls to the former Fuddruckers in Bloomington," 1 Apr. 2021 For a woman working full time, that amounts to $846 a month or more than $10,100 less than her male counterpart on average each year. Sarah Ewall-wice, CBS News, "Megan Rapinoe urges lawmakers to close gender pay gap: "We just have to want to"," 24 Mar. 2021 Liverpool perhaps more so than its Spanish counterpart -- but the Champions League has provided some welcome respite. Matias Grez, CNN, "Champions League quarterfinal draw: Bayern Munich to face PSG in repeat of 2020 final," 19 Mar. 2021 State constitutions are easier to revise and alter than their federal counterpart. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Right-Wing War on State Courts," 18 Mar. 2021 The Mazda 3 hatchback accommodated five carry-ons behind its back seat and 15 with the seat stowed, meaning the CX-3 actually offers less cargo space than its car counterpart. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "Every 2021 Subcompact Crossover SUV Ranked from Worst to Best," 16 Mar. 2021 Today, the Republican electorate is whiter and more male by far than its Democratic counterpart. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, "What Is Happening to the Republicans?," 8 Mar. 2021 The latter is younger and cheaper than his counterpart. Vincent Frank, Forbes, "San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Rumors Hit Overdrive For No Apparent Reason," 2 Mar. 2021 Sony Music México, which has operated as an individual, sister label to Sony Music Latin since its inception, is becoming more integrated with its U.S. Latin counterpart via a series of joint signings in the regional Mexican realm. Griselda Flores, Billboard, "Sony Mexico & Sony Latin Announce Joint Signings in Renewed Effort To Support Regional Mexican Artists," 2 Nov. 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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“Counterpart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpart. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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counterpart

noun

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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