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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coun·ter·point /ˈkaʊntɚ/
 對位法,旋律配合,重複旋律

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·point, n.  A coverlet; a cover for a bed, often stitched or broken into squares; a counterpane.  See 1st Counterpane.
    Embroidered coverlets or counterpoints of purple silk.   --Sir T. North.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·point n.  An opposite point [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·point, n.  Mus. (a) The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody. (b) The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies. (c) Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic music. See Polyphony.
    Counterpoint, an invention equivalent to a new creation of music.   --Whewell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 counterpoint
      n : a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or
          more melodies
      v 1: to show differences when compared; be different; "the
           students contrast considerably in their artistic
           abilities" [syn: contrast]
      2: write in counterpoint; "Bach perfected the art of
         counterpointing"