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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 ?
They are the earthly counterparts of the heavenly lovers, the Cow-herd and the Spinning-maid in the constellations of Lyra and Aquila.
Unquestionably a counterpart of the Megatherium of the post-Pliocene period of the outer crust, whose fossilized skeleton has been found in South America.
In this she rather differed from Alastor, of whom otherwise she was the female counterpart.
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.
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.
Each gust of the clouded mood that seemed warmed by the heat of a heart flaming with anger has its counterpart in the chilly blasts that seem blown from a breast turned to ice with a sudden revulsion of feeling.
The utter hopelessness that was reflected in his face must have been the counterpart of what I myself felt, but in that brief instant I determined to hide my own misgivings that I might bolster up the courage of the others.
Without encountering any more remarkable adventure on the road, than meeting a lad in a brimless hat, the exact counterpart of his old one, on whom he bestowed half the sixpence he possessed, Kit arrived in course of time at the carrier's house, where, to the lasting honour of human nature, he found the box in safety.
This must be a strange night to you, standing alone here with your counterpart on these street stones?
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.
I looked up in amazement; the voice was a voice of Albion; the accent was pure and silvery ; it only wanted firmness, and assurance, to be the counterpart of what any well-educated lady in Essex or Middlesex might have enounced, yet the speaker or reader was no other than Mdlle.