Word forms: opposite numbers
countable noun [usu poss N] Your opposite number is a person who has the same job or rank as you, but works in a different department, firm, or organization. [journalism] ⇒ The French Defence Minister is to visit Japan later this month for talks with his Japanese opposite number. ⇒ Mr Burlatsky had been invited by his European parliament opposite number, Mr Ken Coates.
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