opposite number

noun
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of opposite number

: a member of a system or class who holds relatively the same position as a particular member in a corresponding system or class : counterpart

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First Known Use of opposite number

1906

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OPPOSITE NUMBER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of opposite number for English Language Learners

  • : someone who has the same job or position as you but in a different company, organization, etc.


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