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

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 on the Web Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met face-to-face on Thursday for the first time since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine earlier this year. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 16 Sep. 2022 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov. Time, 14 Sep. 2022 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov. Avet Demourian, ajc, 13 Sep. 2022 The group’s Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority PAC, which is aligned with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), jumped on air recently to attack Mr. Morse. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2022 Surprisingly, that's only $100 more than the starting price of its EQS450+ sedan counterpart, which opens at $105,450 for the 2023 model year. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 6 Sep. 2022 According to the outlet, the decision to drop Daily Pop and its evening counterpart, Nightly Pop, from the lineup was due to the company restructuring. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 31 Aug. 2022 During Geneva Watch Days in August, the brand—named for its cofounders, French watchmaker Robert Greubel and his British counterpart, Stephen Forsey—introduced a new take on its signature GMT model. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 29 Aug. 2022 Margaret Court, that year's women's singles winner, took home $25,000, the same as her male counterpart, John Newcombe. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of counterpart

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Sep 2022

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“Counterpart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpart. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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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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