[ noun ] a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

The body , senses and brain , in_common_with all matter , have their counterpart on each of a countless number of frequencies .

The senses in each counterpart bear the impression only of phenomena that share its own frequency , whereas those upon all other frequencies are invisible , inaudible and intactible to them .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

The capacity of intellectuals and members of the new professional classes to contribute creatively to national development is likely to be destroyed by a constraining sense of inferiority toward both their own political class and their colleagues and professional counterparts in the West .

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equivalent complement match

[ noun ] a duplicate copy


twin similitude

Used in print

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

Faulkner 's low-class characters had but few counterparts in earlier Southern novels dealing with plantation life .

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duplicate twin