from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who holds a position in an organization or system corresponding to that of a person in another organization or system; a counterpart: "had a face-to-face . . . conference with his opposite number at the American Embassy” ( Frederick Forsyth).
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- n. A person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart
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- n. a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
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