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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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The explosive punch which sent Dominguez flying across the ring in the ninth - he managed to pull himself upright, but a look into his glazed eyes was enough to prompt Derby referee Paul Thomas to call a halt - bore comparison with the blow that flattened Bruce Scott to win Maccarinelli his WBU crown.
No blue-shirted player bore comparison as the old enemy struck back with a vengeance.