counterpart

  • 1 counterpart — coun·ter·part / kau̇n tər ˌpärt/ n: one of two corresponding or duplicate copies of a legal instrument Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. counterpart …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 counterpart — coun‧ter‧part [ˈkaʊntəpɑːt ǁ tərpɑːrt] noun [countable] someone or something that has the same job or purpose as someone or something in a different place: • American chief executives are paid far more than their counterparts in the UK. * * *… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Counterpart — Coun ter*part (koun t[ e]r*p[aum]rt ), n. 1. A part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile. [1913 Webster] In same things the laws of Normandy agreed with the laws of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 counterpart — means ‘the equivalent of a person or thing in another place or system’. It can refer to many aspects of similarity but principally has to do with function and behaviour, and is typically preceded by a possessive word: • Southern schools are now… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 counterpart — theory …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 6 counterpart — mid 15c., originally countre part duplicate of a legal document, from M.Fr. contrepartie, from contre facing, opposite (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + partie copy of a person or thing, originally fem. pp. of partir to divide (see PARTY (Cf. party)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 counterpart — correlate, *parallel, analogue Analogous words: *complement, supplement: duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica, *reproduction Contrasted words: antithesis, opposite, contradictory (see under OPPOSITE adj) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 counterpart — [n] match; identical part or thing analogue, carbon copy*, complement, copy, correlate, correlative, correspondent, dead ringer*, ditto*, doppelganger, duplicate, equal, equivalent, fellow, like, look alike, mate, obverse, opposite, opposite… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 counterpart — ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 counterpart — [kount′ərpärt΄] n. [ME countrepart: see COUNTER & PART2] 1. a person or thing that corresponds to or closely resembles another, as in form or function 2. a thing which, when added to another, completes or complements it 3. a copy or duplicate, as …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 counterpart — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ direct ▪ the difficulty of translating terms with no direct counterpart in the other language ▪ modern ▪ the modern counterparts of those medieval writers ▪ female …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 counterpart — n. 1) to have a counterpart in 2) a counterpart of, to * * * [ kaʊntəpɑːt] to a counterpart of to have a counterpart in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 counterpart */*/ — UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌpɑː(r)t] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌpɑrt] noun [countable] Word forms counterpart : singular counterpart plural counterparts someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time,… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Counterpart — Coun|ter|part 〈[kaʊntə(r) ] m. 6〉 Ergänzung(sstück), Gegenstück, Pendant [engl.] * * * Coun|ter|part [ ka̮untɐpart ], der; s, s [engl. counterpart = Gegenstück, aus: counter = Gegen u. part = Teil, Stück]: ↑ Gegenstück (1): der Vorsitzende der… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 counterpart — coun|ter|part [ kauntər,part ] noun count ** someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization: The ambassador is meeting his German counterpart. The new …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 counterpart — /kown teuhr pahrt /, n. 1. a person or thing closely resembling another, esp. in function: Our president is the counterpart of your prime minister. 2. a copy; duplicate. 3. Law. a duplicate or copy of an indenture. 4. one of two parts that fit,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 counterpart — coun|ter|part [ˈkauntəpa:t US tərpa:rt] n someone or something that has the same job or purpose as someone or something else in a different place sb s counterpart ▪ Belgian officials are discussing this with their French counterparts …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Counterpart — Coun|ter|part [ kauntɐ...] der; s, s <aus engl. counterpart »Gegenstück, Pendant«>: 1. passendes Gegenstück, ↑Komplement 2. jmd., der einem Entwicklungsexperten in einem Land der Dritten Welt (projektbezogen) als Fach , Führungskraft… …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 19 counterpart — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)pɑː(r)t[/t]] ♦♦♦ counterparts N COUNT: with supp, usu poss N Someone s or something s counterpart is another person or thing that has a similar function or position in a different place. As soon as he heard what was afoot, the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 counterpart — noun the minister held talks with his French counterpart Syn: equivalent, opposite number, peer, equal, coequal, parallel, complement, analog, match, twin, mate, fellow, brother, sister; formal compeer …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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