counterpart Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “counterpart” in the English Dictionary

"counterpart" in British English

See all translations

counterpartnoun [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 ​primeminister is to ​meet his ​European counterparts to ​discuss the ​war against ​drugs.
(Definition of counterpart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"counterpart" in American English

See all translations

counterpartnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑʊnt·ərˌpɑrt/
a ​person or thing that has the same ​position or ​purpose as another ​person or thing in a different ​place or ​organization: The ​president will ​meet with his Brazilian counterpart ​tomorrow.
(Definition of counterpart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"counterpart" in Business English

See all translations

counterpartnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkaʊntəpɑːt/
a ​person or thing that does the same ​job or has the same ​function as a ​person or thing in a different ​organization, etc.: Why should women in ​topmanagerialpositionsearn less than their ​male counterparts? For the first ​time, the company's ​mobilevideoadvertising has ​outperformed its ​online counterpart.
(Definition of counterpart from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of counterpart?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More