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Definition of Counterpart


  1. A part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile.
  2. One of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a duplicate.
  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.

Counterpart Quotations

When you do a thing with your whole soul and everything that is noble within you, you always find your counterpart.
Camille Pissarro

Until we command the exact same salary as every male counterpart, I feel a political desire to stand by other women. If we don't stand together, that equality will never be fully realized, and that bothers me.
Shirley Manson

Grade 9: I was too small for football, too shy for drama class, but I did have a passion for music. And so, with a mouth full of braces (and a glorious mullet), I accepted that the trombone would be a fantastic scholastic counterpart to my extracurricular loves: country music, and the guitar.
Jason McCoy

The average married man lives two thousand and five days longer than his single counterpart, albeit with less reason.
Michael Feldman

The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Counterpart Translations

counterpart in Norwegian is motstykke
counterpart in Swedish is motpart, motsvarighet
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