Meaning of “opposite number” in the English Dictionary

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"opposite number" in British English

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opposite numbernoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌɒp.ə.zɪt ˈnʌm.bər/ us /ˌɑː.pə.zɪt ˈnʌm.bɚ/

a person who has a very similar job or rank to you but in a different organization

(Definition of “opposite number” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opposite number" in Business English

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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 opposite number at Fukuda Electronics to discuss a possible joint venture.
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(Definition of “opposite number” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)