comparable pair

comparable pair

[¦käm·prə·bəl ′per]
(mathematics)
A pair of elements, x and y, of a partially ordered set such that either xy or yx.
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Move 15 1/2' farther east to locate a comparable pair, NGC 1293 and NGC 1294, also just 2' apart as viewed from Earth but more than a hundred light-years apart in space.
1) In particular, I estimated that two countries sharing a common currency will trade over three times as much as an otherwise comparable pair of countries, holding other things equal.
Is it significant that a comparable pair of figures appears a century later in a legal manuscript (plate 47) and in a manuscript from Battle Abbey that appears to contain diplomatic texts (plate 44)?