Definitions for counterpartˈkaʊn tərˌpɑrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

coun•ter•partˈkaʊn tərˌpɑrt(n.)

  1. a person or thing closely resembling another, esp. in function.

  2. a copy or duplicate, as of a legal document.

  3. one of two parts that fit, complete, or complement one another.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis(noun)

    a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

  2. counterpart, similitude, twin(noun)

    a duplicate copy


  1. counterpart(Noun)

    Either of two parts that fit together, or complement one another.

    Those brass knobs and their hollow counterparts interlock perfectly

  2. counterpart(Noun)

    A duplicate of a legal document.

  3. counterpart(Noun)

    One which resembles another

  4. counterpart(Noun)

    One which has corresponding functions or characteristics.

  5. Origin: Recorded since 1451, originally as countre part "duplicate of a legal document", from contrepartie, itself from contre "facing, opposite" (from contra 'against') + partie "copy of a person or thing," originally past participle of partir "to divide".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counterpart(noun)

    a part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile

  2. Counterpart(noun)

    one of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a duplicate

  3. Counterpart(noun)

    a person who closely resembles another

  4. Counterpart(noun)

    a thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements it; that which serves to complete or complement anything; hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in another; an opposite

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'counterpart' in Nouns Frequency: #2075

Translations for counterpart

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a person or thing equivalent to another in position etc

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