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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 positive correlation between sustained high R&D intensity and company performance is a powerful argument for a company to ensure its R&D investments stand comparison with its best international competitors.
The Mass is very brief, beguiling and unassuming, but the Requiem in contrast has all the requisite solemnity--and though the music may not quite stand comparison with the settings of Ockeghem, La Rue or Brumel, it would not have disgraced anybody's funeral.
Both his early Hand and Toe Holds and the Minimalist mesh sculptures, for example, stand comparison with anything being done in the period and certainly had a great deal to teach the currently fashionable Bruce Nauman (whose self-fashioning in turn offers many points of comparison to Morris').
Yes, this car's cabin really does stand comparison with luxury cars twice its price and its engine is a belter.
Over recent years the magnificent record of Cardinal Heenan in winning national, county and district silverware would stand comparison with any other school in England.
IN RESPONSE to Robert Coppini (Letters, October 14), he says the achievements of Sea The Stars stand comparison with anything before or since and refers to him as an all-time great.
But that doesn't stand comparison with his innocent victims who were never given the chance of a trial and were judged and executed on the basis of their ethnicity.
In fact, he is the one player who can stand comparison with the very greatest England players.
For Rooney, Romario and Ronaldo were the main men, players he feels he needs to emulate by winning the World Cup to stand comparison with.
Wiley and his colleagues also stand comparison with the fittest box-to-box midfielders, who cover an average distance of 11,309m.
The result was an old-fashioned tear-up which will stand comparison with some of the great matches in Britain's illustrious 12-stone history and, Froch hopes, lift him to the band of fighters who can attract marquee money abroad.