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Definition of "counterpart" []

  • One that closely resembles another. (noun)
  • One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a corresponding person or thing: Their foreign minister is the counterpart of our secretary of state. (noun)
  • A copy or duplicate of a legal paper. (noun)
  • One of two parts that fit and complete each other. (noun)
  • One that serves as a complement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "counterpart" in a sentence
  • "My favorite thing about her is that when she first launched I always thought she was going to have a huge, successful, long career, while her label counterpart Rihanna was an annoying one-hit wonder."
  • "I am posted to be working with the local district hospital here in Banyo and my counterpart is the head nurse who is originally from the western part of Cameroon."
  • "On Macs, The Boy Genius Report recommends iTuneMyWalkman for a similar experience to iTunes Agent, although that software actually looks more integrated and easier to manage than its Windows counterpart from the screenshots."