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opposite number

noun
1.
counterpart; equivalent:
New members with an interest in folk art will find their opposite numbers in the association's directory.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • First direct students to convert all subtraction problems into addition of the opposite number.
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opposite number

noun
1.
a person holding an equivalent and corresponding position on another side or situation
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