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Pronunciation:  'kawntur`pârt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a duplicate copy
  2. [n]  a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

COUNTERPART is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: opposite number, similitude, twin, vis-a-vis
 See Also: complement, duplicate, duplication, equivalent, match



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Coun"ter*part`\ (koun"t?r-p?rt`), n.
1. A part corresponding to another part; anything which
   answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate;
   a facsimile.

         In same things the laws of Normandy agreed with the
         laws of England, so that they seem to be, as it
         were, copies or counterparts one of another. --Sir
                                               M. Hale.

2. (Law) One of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a

3. A person who closely resembles another.

4. A thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit
   perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing
   which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements
   it; that which serves to complete or complement anything;
   hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in
   another; an opposite.

         O counterpart Of our soft sex, well are you made our
         lords.                                --Dryden.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ally, alter ego, analogon, analogue, associate, brother, clone, close copy, close match, coequal, cognate, companion, compeer, complement, congenator, congener, coordinate, correlate, correlative, correspondent, ditto, double, dupe, duplicate, duplication, each other, equal, equipollent, equivalent, facsimile, fellow, image, kindred spirit, like, likeness, match, mate, model, near duplicate, obverse, one another, opposite number, parallel, peer, pendant, picture, quadruplicate, reciprocal, reciprocatist, reciprocator, repetition, replica, replication, representation, reproduction, rival, second self, similitude, simulacrum, sister, soul mate, such, suchlike, tally, the like of, the likes of, triplicate, twin, vis-a-vis