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compare

A fundamental computer capability. By comparing one set of data with another, the computer can locate, analyze, select, reorder and make decisions. After comparing, the computer can indicate whether the data were equal or which set was numerically greater or less than the other. See ASCII chart and computer.
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As I walked I could not but compare myself with the first man of that other world, so complete the solitude which surrounded me, so primal and untouched the virgin wonders and beauties of adolescent nature.
If you turn back to page 401 you can compare this with Milton's own version.
Compare the English carrier and the short-faced tumbler, and see the wonderful difference in their beaks, entailing corresponding differences in their skulls.
This compares to the Company's previous guidance range of $1,125.
It compares and synchronizes all elements of the database, including tables, views, stored procedures, permissions, user-defined functions, triggers, users, roles, rules, defaults and user-defined types.
2 million First Quarter 2002 net income also compares favorably with the Fourth Quarter of 2001 net income of $5.
Elanex noted that questions have been asked as to how NESP compares to Epoetin Omega in serum concentration, potency, and circulation time.
This compares to net earnings applicable to common shares for the third quarter of last year of $90.
the neutral impact of its contribution to DLFC's consolidated net earnings in the third quarter of 1995 compares favourably with the $69.
This compares with a similar expense of $720,000 in the first nine months of 1994.