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English definition of “counterpart”

counterpart

noun [C]     /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.Position and status in groups and organizations
(Definition of counterpart noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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