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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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Selectmen and finance committee members from the school district's five towns met last night to compare notes regarding their budgets and unanimously voted to write to the district asking that the money be returned.
3) If it's maths or spelling, sit beside them and work out the answers yourself, then compare notes afterwards.
We would love to hear from Steve so that we can compare notes.
No way was I going to miss, we can compare notes now.
I PREVIOUSLY wrote to Your Say about the wonderful Coventry musician Len Clarke and asked anyone who had been to Len for music lessons and wanted to discuss his enchanting music arrangements to contact me and compare notes.
Kids are often eager to compare notes about our different lifestyles and marvel at things we take for granted, like coed schools.
The annual meeting of network members of ITC's e-Trade Bridge programme in Izmir, Turkey, in November 2006 helped trade institutions in 25 countries compare notes on how they are helping small firms use communications technology to manage their businesses more efficiently.
Vincent Children's Hospital, sees the forum as a place for those physician executives who serve children to compare notes, help one another and learn about what's going on across the country.
And, in the months leading up to the game, more than 150 attendees from dozens of agencies would crowd into the planning sessions at the Fraternal Order of Police's banquet hall to strategize, compare notes, and work out details.
Next, the two decoders compare notes and each updates its guesses and confidence levels.
and North Korean officials met in Beijing on Monday afternoon ahead of six-country talks on North Korea's nuclear programs to compare notes and get to know one another, U.
It is important for them to make friends, compare notes on their challenges, and share their joys with young people of like-minded faith and values.