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opposite number


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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another


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  • “Pelly did very badly, first in not carrying out the orders to engage his opposite number which had disastrous results [the crippling of the Lion],” he conceded to Jellicoe.

    Castles of Steel

  • Together with a certain Lord Whitley, his opposite number in the Home Office, Dalziel was responsible for all covert operations both within England and beyond its borders.

    The Perfect Lover

  • Lieutenant Leach's 1 Platoon in November Company, like its opposite number in Oscar, had its back to the wall from the start of the attack by 290th MRR's IM Battalion; but unlike the men in Blickheim, found itself almost alone at first in holding its ground.

    First Clash

  • These countries are also represented by diplomatic representatives, known as Deputy Ministers for the Development of Space (Britain: SIR GEOFFREY MAYENCE; Pan-Europe: WALTHER GUENTHER; Russia: SERGEI VARISOV; India: MAHADEV AMBEDKAR; and Japan: MASAHARU TATSUKICHI — plus their US. opposite number who goes under the comparative title of Undersecretary for the Development of Space, ex-newsman JEN WYLIE.

    The Far Call


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