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.
Merge all the miskicks, nutmegs and dropped crosses into one and it doesn't come close to the agony of losing a goal to your opposite number.
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His opposite number, teenager Taju Atta, applied himself admirably but was swotted aside by the Irish 14 when he registered his side's second try of the afternoon.
He outlined that he will meet his Chinese opposite number to review spheres of joint cooperation and means for implementation of the agreements signed by the two countries .
His opposite number, Anthony Belleau, had already missed the target with two shots at goal and Wales held a 6-0 lead at the break.
ONE of those penalties was conceded by a late tip tackle from Dan Lydiate on opposite number Aaron Shingler.
BILLY Vunipola will resume a rivalry with opposite number Toby Faletau that first began when scrapping as youngsters in their back gardens.
The intention declaration signed by Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche and his French opposite number Laurent Fabius, provides for the immediate achievement of development projects for the benefit of underprivileged regions in Tunisia .
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is blamed by his Labour opposite number Rachel Reeves for the waste.