Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a person with reference to another having a comparable position, rank, etc. but in a different place, organization, or situation
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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).