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Definition of counterpart noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person or thing that has the same position or function as someone or something else in a different place or situation synonym your opposite number
  2. 2 The Secretary of State held talks with her Chinese counterpart. The women's shoe, like its male counterpart, is specifically designed for the serious tennis player.
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