opposite number

noun

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

Examples of opposite number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vermeer's opposite number, Carlos Coronel, made two saves to preserve his side of the shutout. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 13 Aug. 2021 Cal Quantrill has the ball for the Indians in his first career start against the Sox in a very solid third season - like his opposite number, Quantrill threw seven shutout innings his last time out. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Aug. 2021 While Root’s baby-face beamed with ecstasy, his opposite number noticeably juxtaposed in the backdrop. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 Vermeer's opposite number, Carlos Coronel, made two saves to preserve his side of the shutout. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 13 Aug. 2021 Vermeer's opposite number, Carlos Coronel, made two saves to preserve his side of the shutout. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 13 Aug. 2021 Vermeer's opposite number, Carlos Coronel, made two saves to preserve his side of the shutout. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 6 Aug. 2021 His opposite number will be Jameson Taillon, who has faced the Sox once this season, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a losing effort on June 5. BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2021 Southgate's opposite number, legendary former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko, was understandably bullish about his side's chances going into Saturday's clash. Matias Grez, CNN, 1 July 2021

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First Known Use of opposite number

1906, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2021

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“Opposite number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opposite%20number. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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opposite number

noun

English Language Learners Definition of opposite number

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

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