Definition of Opposite number

1. Noun. A person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another.

Exact synonyms: Counterpart, Vis-a-vis
Generic synonyms: Equivalent
Specialized synonyms: Match, Mismatch, Complement



Definition of Opposite number

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opposite Number

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opposal
opposals
oppose
opposed
opposeless
opposer
opposer muscle of little finger
opposer muscle of thumb
opposers
opposes
opposing
opposingly
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opposite number (current term)
opposite numbers
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opposite sides
opposite word
oppositely
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oppositenesses
opposites
opposites attract
oppositifolious
opposition
opposition parry

Literary usage of Opposite number

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Tables of Logarithms of Numbers, and of Logarithmic Sines, Tangents and by Anthony Dumond Stanley (1849)
"Each number in the first of these two columns is the excess of a logarithmic sine opposite and adjacent to it, above the logarithm of the opposite number of ..."

2. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory by Yale Psychological Laboratory, Edward Wheeler Scripture (1900)
"... 3 is green,'' you look at the back of the tester and find, for example, that glass G is opposite number i, D opposite number 2 and A opposite number 3. ..."

3. Proceedings: Comptes-rendus (1901)
"... that glass G is opposite number i, D opposite number 2 and A opposite number 3. On the record blank you find a line containing three blank spaces ..."

4. The Librarian of the Sunday School: A Manual by Elizabeth Louisa Foote, Martha Thorne Wheeler (1897)
"... should be transferred to class 13, give him number 339, and write opposite number 9 " tr. to no. 339," and opposite number 339 write " tr. fr. no. 9. ..."

5. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"... on to the northward, apparently to get abreast of his opposite number, ... a good deal ahead of his opposite number, Lord Ossory, in the St. Michael, ..."

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