opposite number


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opposite number

n.
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).

opposite number

n
a person holding an equivalent and corresponding position on another side or situation

op′posite num′ber


n.
counterpart; equivalent.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opposite number - 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

opposite number

noun equivalent, equal, peer, counterpart, correspondent The Defence Minister is to visit Japan for talks with his Japanese opposite number.

opposite number

noun
One that has the same functions and characteristics as another:
Translations

opposite number

nPendant nt

opposite number

nomologo/a, controparte f
References in classic literature ?
So I said: "Why on earth didn't you see your Opposite Number in Town instead of bringing your office work here?
His Opposite Number worked at it like a mule--a bewildered mule, beaten from behind, coaxed from in front, and propped on either soft side by Lord Lundie of the compressed mouth and the searing tongue.
Yesterday, Clarke met up with opposite number Davis Love III at Hazeltine in Minnesota to mark Year To Go celebrations.
BILLY Vunipola will resume a rivalry with opposite number Toby Faletau that first began when scrapping as youngsters in their back gardens.
8 Jordi Murphy must focus on himself today rather than worry about opposite number Sergio Parisse.
8 Jordi Murphy must "play his own game" today rather than worry about his "superstar" opposite number, Italy's Sergio Parisse.
The opening session was chaired by Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jom who is on an official visit to Germany, June 18-19, in the presence of Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi and German opposite number Frank Walter Steinmeier.
Begovic (right) said he didn't celebrate because he felt bad for his opposite number.
Home hooker Andrew Henderson admits he will have to get the better of experienced opposite number Penkywicz.
Big decisions: Alex McLeish (with opposite number Roberto Martinez in the background).
6/10 GEORGE NORTH Worked hard on the right wing for Wales, negating the threat of his dangerous opposite number Alesana Tuilagi.
But Hartlepool levelled when, from a long punt from keeper Scott Flinders, opposite number Jimmy Walker was beaten by a wicked bounce and could only push the ball up in the air for striker colin Nish to tap over the line.