Part of speech: noun

A facsimile; duplicate.

Part of speech: noun

Something corresponding reversely, as the right hand to the left; a complement; opposite.

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Usage examples "counterpart":

  1. It was a strange scene in that darkened room, with the one broad band of light shining in through the half- drawn curtain, falling upon that haggard and ghastly face gazing at its counterpart, each displaying a haunted look of horror- a dread so terrible that it explained North's next action, which was to let fall decanter and glass with a crash upon the floor, before slowly backing away right to the furthest portion of the room, where he stood against the wall, panting heavily. - "The Man with a Shadow", George Manville Fenn.
  2. Let the memory of the King whose life you saved trouble you no more,- except when you look upon his better counterpart! - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.
  3. A fleet whose counterpart had never entered the Solar System. - "The Black Star Passes", John W Campbell.