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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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There may be some advantage in comparing notes to see if we can do things in a more detailed and structured way.
Many years and many balls later, she is a foursquare, four-star, upright PFLAG mom surrounded by other moms with children of the H persuasion--but once they start comparing notes, the commonality ends.
After comparing notes, the teams decided to bring together these two initiatives and look for an integrated e-mail firewall product that uses content filtering technology to deliver integrated anti-spam, anti-virus, and encrypted e-mail capabilities.
2 -- color) Saugus High School students Shannon Tohill, left, and Shannon Leavey do a double take, comparing notes on prom outfits of similar design and style.
We were comparing notes about Madonna when he suddenly hit me," Bird, 29, said last night.
It was after she and I broke up that I discovered the real advantage of guy pals: nursing our wounds suffered at the hands of unkind women, comparing notes on the bullshit that women pull, warning each other about babes to watch out for.
After observing, compiling data and comparing notes on the various teaching methods they had seen, the visitors gave feedback to Taylor's teachers.
In the spirit of true sportsmanship, Bowers congratulated Kelley as the two stood next to their trailers, comparing notes on the riding conditions and trail.