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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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Britain's Best Railways by Julian Holland and David Spaven - I have just finished travelling on every mile of railway track in the UK and wanted to compare notes. Mockingbird Songs by R J Ellory - a beautifully written crime novel set in 1970s Texas that drips with historic detail.
Aviva are contacting the other insurer to compare notes.
"It will be interesting to meet Geoff at the halfmarathon and compare notes."
The minister noted in his speech that the conference reviews the latest approaches and methodologies in the treatment of diabetic patients and allows health professionals to compare notes and expertise on this widely occurring disease.
New union members Roy and Nerys Edwards compare notes with founder member T Llew Jones, watched over |by FUW president Glyn Roberts.
It will also be a great opportunity to network and compare notes on another great harvest.
And so, in the best traditions and interests of science, the two groups will now compare notes. And so, for more news about how everything began, stay tuned.
Years from now, leaving the movie of my life, it turns to its wife to compare notes. "Eh," they agree, exchanging majestic shrugs, "Two stars.
30 at the Capitol Grille in West Hollywood, and more than a few scribes with Oscar-hopeful scripts showed up to compare notes.
Clinton also called late on Saturday French foreign minister Alain Juppe to also compare notes on the situation in Syria ahead of the Arab League meeting.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States wanted to compare notes with Barak amid rapid changes in the region where street protesters have toppled authoritarian leaders.