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coun·ter·part

 (koun′tər-pärt′)
n.
1.
a. One that closely resembles another.
b. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a corresponding person or thing: Their foreign minister is the counterpart of our secretary of state.
2. A duplicate of a legal document.
3.
a. One of two parts that fit and complete each other.
b. One that serves as a complement.

counterpart

(ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːt)
n
1. a person or thing identical to or closely resembling another
2. one of two parts that complement or correspond to each other
3. (Theatre) a person acting opposite another in a play
4. (Law) a duplicate, esp of a legal document; copy

coun•ter•part

(ˈkaʊn tərˌpɑrt)

n.
1. a person or thing closely resembling another, esp. in function.
2. a copy or duplicate, as of a legal document.
3. one of two parts that fit, complete, or complement one another.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterpart - a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
equivalent - a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; "send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps"
match - something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
mismatch - a bad or unsuitable match
complement - either of two parts that mutually complete each other
2.counterpart - a duplicate copycounterpart - a duplicate copy      
duplication, duplicate - a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files"

counterpart

noun opposite number, equal, twin, equivalent, peer, match, fellow, mate It is unlikely that his counterpart in India will disagree with him at this point.

counterpart

noun
1. Law. Something closely resembling another:
Archaic: simulacre.
2. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another:
3. Something closely resembling or analogous to something else:
4. One of a matched pair of things:
Translations
نَظير،شبيـه
protějšekstejnopis
modpartmodstykke
rinnakkaiskappalevastakappalevastinevastinkappale
ellenpárhasonmás
hliîstæîa
atitikmuo
dubultniekskolēģislīdzinieks
naprotivok

counterpart

[ˈkaʊntəpɑːt] N (= equivalent) → equivalente m; (= person) → homólogo/a m/f

counterpart

[ˈkaʊntərpɑːrt] n [person] → homologue mf

counterpart

[ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːt] n (of person) → omologo/a; (of document) → copia, duplicato

counterpart

(ˈkauntəpaːt) noun
a person or thing equivalent to another in position etc. American teenagers and their British counterparts.
References in classic literature ?
But at this question, Queequeg, who had twice or thrice before taken part in similar ceremonies, looked no ways abashed; but taking the offered pen, copied upon the paper, in the proper place, an exact counterpart of a queer round figure which was tattooed upon his arm; so that through Captain Peleg's obstinate mistake touching his appellative, it stood something like this: -- Quohog his mark.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
She or her friends have observed characters the counterpart of almost all that are here introduced; and many of the sayings are word for word as heard herself, or reported to her.
He might well skulk behind the settle, on beholding such a bright, graceful damsel enter the house, instead of a rough-headed counterpart of himself, as he expected.
This must be a strange night to you, standing alone here with your counterpart on these street stones?
Joe put clean white curtains up, and tacked a new flowered-flounce across the wide chimney to replace the old one, and uncovered the little state parlour across the passage, which was never uncovered at any other time, but passed the rest of the year in a cool haze of silver paper, which even extended to the four little white crockery poodles on the mantelshelf, each with a black nose and a basket of flowers in his mouth, and each the counterpart of the other.
In this she rather differed from Alastor, of whom otherwise she was the female counterpart.
He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one's passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented, pollen-laden flowers; of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods; of spikenard, that sickens; of hovenia, that makes men mad; and of aloes, that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul.
Early in January, 1820, the colonel drove in a carriage, the very counterpart of the one in which he had driven the Comte and Comtesse de Vandieres from Moscow to Studzianka.
Here again I paused abruptly, and now with a feeling of wild amazement--for there could be no doubt whatever that, in this instance, I did actually hear (although from what direction it proceeded I found it impossible to say) a low and apparently distant, but harsh, protracted, and most unusual screaming or grating sound--the exact counterpart of what my fancy had already conjured up for the dragon's unnatural shriek as described by the romancer.
Later, when he chanced upon a lone, black warrior wearing the counterpart of it, soft and clinging and beautiful from proper curing, it required but an instant to leap from above upon the shoulders of the unsuspecting black, sink a keen blade into his heart and possess the rightly preserved hide.
Every one knows the history of the famous return from Elba, a return which was unprecedented in the past, and will probably remain without a counterpart in the future.