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1 a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another [syn: opposite number, vis-a-vis]
2 a duplicate copy [syn: similitude, twin]

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From contrepartie.


  1. Something that resembles something else, or has corresponding functions or characteristics.
  2. Either of two parts that fit together, or complement one another.
  3. A duplicate of a legal document.


something that resembles something else
  • Czech: protějšek
  • Finnish: vastine
  • German: Ebenbild
  • Hungarian: hasonmás
either of two parts that fit together, or complement one another
  • Finnish: vastakappale, vastinkappale
  • German: Gegenstück, Pendant
law: duplicate
  • Finnish: rinnakkaiskappale
  • German: Duplikat, Kopie

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