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COUNTERPART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does counterpart mean? 

COUNTERPART (noun)
  The noun COUNTERPART has 2 senses:

1. a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
2. a duplicate copy

  Familiarity information: COUNTERPART used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COUNTERPART (noun)


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Meaning:

A person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

counterpart; opposite number; vis-a-vis

Hypernyms ("counterpart" is a kind of...):

equivalent (a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "counterpart"):

match (something that resembles or harmonizes with)

mismatch (a bad or unsuitable match)

complement (either of two parts that mutually complete each other)


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Meaning:

A duplicate copy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

counterpart; similitude; twin

Hypernyms ("counterpart" is a kind of...):

duplicate; duplication (a copy that corresponds to an original exactly)


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