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noun [C] uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.pɑːt/ us    /-t̬ɚ.pɑːrt/
C1 a person or thing that has the same purpose as another one in a different place or organization: The prime minister is to meet his European counterparts to discuss the war against drugs.
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