opposite number

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noun
  1. counterpart; equivalent: New members with an interest in folk art will find their opposite numbers in the association's directory.

Origin of opposite number

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for opposite number

opposite number

noun
  1. a person holding an equivalent and corresponding position on another side or situation
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