Here's an example using 'counterpart':
Financial advisors report that older investors tend to be more cautious than their younger counterparts.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines counterpart as someone or something that does the same job or has the same function as someone or something in another organization, etc.
So, based on my understanding, 'younger counterparts' refers to younger investors who have a similar role or function in the context of investing. The term 'counterpart' is used here to avoid repeating the phrase 'younger investors'.
There are more examples:
- Why should women in top managerial positions earn less than their male counterparts (= male in top managerial positions)?
- For the first time, the company's mobile video advertising has outperformed its online counterpart (= online video advertising).
Is my understanding accurate?