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comparison

the basis of analytical epidemiology, the statistical comparison between groups.

comparison groups
the groups between which a statistical comparison is to be made.
comparison population
the population in which a comparison between groups is to be conducted. All of the groups to be used comprise the population.
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Only Wimbledon FC's rise from the southern league to the English First Division and FA Cup victory during the 1980s comes anywhere near to bearing comparison, and the fact that the so-called Crazy Gang played with a snarl instead of a smile meant their success was nowhere near as well-received by neutrals as that of the Scottish minnows.
However, before The House of Cards, Richardson was already renowned as one of the great Shakespearean actors of his day, bearing comparison with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, a generation earlier.
A long-running criticism of Dyer's game has been his lack of goals, with his goalscoring record not bearing comparison to the likes of nine-goal England colleague Frank Lampard.