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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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People ate at their table, and danced on their floor, and compared notes afterward, and said how dull it was.
The participants compared notes to achieve unanimity on various issues.
In 2003, when he headed Mexico's foreign intelligence service, the CISEN, and I ran the fixed income research department of Bank of America, we compared notes over dinner in Mexico City.
We compared notes and reminded each other of what we can do on board, and we're sharing them all here so that you can plan yours the best trip:
David Roberts FUW president Glyn Roberts and FUW managing director Alan Davies compared notes with Prime Minister David Cameron, who is backing the 'Remain' campaign.
Here he looked at a trio of BMW bikes and compared notes with friends Dave Schmitthauser, of Waterloo, and Greg Nawrocki, of KItchener.