counterpart counterpart  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌpɑrt/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Her European counterparts also hope to pass the day without a drama over Tehran's defiance.
  2. But even among co-eds who majored in the same subject in college, men are still earning more money than their female counterparts just 12 months out of the college gate.
  3. Convincing enough of her counterparts to take action remains a huge challenge.

News

  1. Obama Meets Putin Amid G-8 Tension Over Syria

    President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, are scheduled to meet today amid escalating differences over the Syrian civil war with the two powers now openly arming opposing sides.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Land of KGB shrugs over US-British G-20 spying claims

    The Kremlin has so far maintained a discreet silence, but Russian security experts say there are few surprises for them in the Guardian's latest round of revelations, showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its British counterpart were actively trying to crack the encryption on then-President Dmitry Medvedev's phone calls home during a 2009 G-20 summit in London.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. Soccer-Korea coach vows to make Queiroz watch World Cup on TV

    SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz will have to watch next year's World Cup in Brazil on television, his South Korean counterpart Choi Kang-hee said on the eve of the teams' decisive qualifier. The two coaches have traded verbal volleys in the lead-up to Tuesday's Asia Group A clash in Ulsan as they bid to secure automatic qualifying spots for the 2014 showpiece event. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "You know, sometimes it's odd when you're sitting in historic meetings with your Russian counterpart to spend time talking about chicken," Obama said to the Associated Press. "We may be able to finally throw away those red phones that have...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Eurasia Review

  2. "I have said that if Iran suspends its [nuclear] enrichment and reprocessing activities, I will join my UN Security Council colleagues, I'll meet with my Iranian counterpart. I'll do it any time, anywhere, on any issue," Rice said. "It's...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "I'm looking forward to meeting with the prime minister and my counterpart at defense to talk about both Afghanistan and the situation in Iraq," Gates told reporters on his flight from Washington.
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

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