a person with reference to another having a comparable position, rank, etc. but in a different place, organization, or situation
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 &ellipsis; conference with his opposite number at the American Embassy” (Frederick Forsyth).
(plural opposite numbers)
- (idiomatic) A person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart