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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.
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.
They compared notes on promoting major oil and gas cooperation projects, including the establishment of a JV large-diameter steel pipe plant and a JV equipment manufacturing plant, as well as the upgrading of the Shymkent Refinery.
Here he looked at a trio of BMW bikes and compared notes with friends Dave Schmitthauser, of Waterloo, and Greg Nawrocki, of KItchener.
They also compared notes on Syria in advance of the Arab League meetings this weekend", concluded the statement.
But those residents of Liverpool who have compared notes with neighbours and friends in different authorities must surely feel like punching the air in triumph.
She and her friend and fellow survivor compared notes on the authenticity of Spielberg's re-creation.