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opposite numbernoun [C usually singular]

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a ​person who has a very ​similarjob or ​rank to you but in a different ​organization
(Definition of opposite number from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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opposite numbernoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
WORKPLACE a ​person who has a very similar ​job or ​rank to you in a different ​organization: The ​CEO is ​meeting her ​oppositenumber at Fukuda Electronics to discuss a possible ​jointventure.
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(Definition of opposite number from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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