counterpart

noun
ADJECTIVE
direct

the difficulty of translating terms with no direct counterpart in the other language

modern

the modern counterparts of those medieval writers

female, male

Women soldiers will join their male counterparts at the army base.

older, younger
domestic, foreign
rural, urban
northern, southern, etc.
American, British, European, French, etc.

The president met his French counterpart.

real-life

The actress who played the Queen looked uncannily like her real-life counterpart.

VERB + COUNTERPART
have

European environmentalists have their counterparts in the US.

PREPOSITION
counterpart in

corporations that trade with their counterparts in other countries


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  • counterpart — coun·ter·part / kau̇n tər ˌpärt/ n: one of two corresponding or duplicate copies of a legal instrument Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. counterpart …   Law dictionary

  • counterpart — coun‧ter‧part [ˈkaʊntəpɑːt ǁ tərpɑːrt] noun [countable] someone or something that has the same job or purpose as someone or something in a different place: • American chief executives are paid far more than their counterparts in the UK. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Counterpart — Coun ter*part (koun t[ e]r*p[aum]rt ), n. 1. A part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile. [1913 Webster] In same things the laws of Normandy agreed with the laws of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterpart — means ‘the equivalent of a person or thing in another place or system’. It can refer to many aspects of similarity but principally has to do with function and behaviour, and is typically preceded by a possessive word: • Southern schools are now… …   Modern English usage

  • counterpart — theory …   Philosophy dictionary

  • counterpart — mid 15c., originally countre part duplicate of a legal document, from M.Fr. contrepartie, from contre facing, opposite (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + partie copy of a person or thing, originally fem. pp. of partir to divide (see PARTY (Cf. party)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • counterpart — correlate, *parallel, analogue Analogous words: *complement, supplement: duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica, *reproduction Contrasted words: antithesis, opposite, contradictory (see under OPPOSITE adj) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • counterpart — [n] match; identical part or thing analogue, carbon copy*, complement, copy, correlate, correlative, correspondent, dead ringer*, ditto*, doppelganger, duplicate, equal, equivalent, fellow, like, look alike, mate, obverse, opposite, opposite… …   New thesaurus

  • counterpart — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another …   English terms dictionary

  • counterpart — [kount′ərpärt΄] n. [ME countrepart: see COUNTER & PART2] 1. a person or thing that corresponds to or closely resembles another, as in form or function 2. a thing which, when added to another, completes or complements it 3. a copy or duplicate, as …   English World dictionary

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