Counterpart meaning

kountər-pärt
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A person or thing that corresponds to or closely resembles another, as in form or function.
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(law) A duplicate of a legal document.
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Either of two parts that fit together, or complement one another.

Those brass knobs and their hollow counterparts interlock perfectly.

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One which resembles another.
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The definition of a counterpart is someone or something that is the equivalent to, or has the same features, functions and/or characteristics as someone or something else.

An example of counterpart is when you fill the same role at your office as someone in a different branch office.

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A duplicate of a legal document.
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A thing which, when added to another, completes or complements it.
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A copy or duplicate, as of a lease.
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Origin of counterpart

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

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