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- noun a similarity allowing comparison; an approximate equivalence.
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- noun mathematics The condition of
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- noun qualities that are comparable
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The sine qua non of public comparability is agreement between opponents of the success and failures of paradigms as viewed within paradigms.
These need not include clinical studies (which the innovators do not do, the majority of times that they make such changes using so-called comparability approaches).
That being the case, it's not clear any common accounting language would really offer investors the kind of comparability they'd hope for.
BusinessWeek.com -- 2010
MR. CROWLEY: But I'm - we're not trying to achieve any kind of comparability here.
NZ On Screen 2010
gpzbc: jeez, I'm a horrific typer. "comparability" should read configurability.
"comparability" provision, districts would have no choice but to address the problem.
School Information System Jim Zellmer 2010
In the next step of narrowing down the list of 120 institutions to 10, he said it was the goal of the prize to "bring sense and comparability to nonstandard data systems."
I ts fourth-quarter operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, was up 71% to 137 million kronor from the same period in 2009.
Business Watch 2011
Major accounting firms and multinational companies favor a switch, saying it will help simplify the companies' accounting, make it easier for them to raise capital across borders and improve the comparability of companies for investors.
SEC Delays Call on Accounting Rules Michael Rapoport 2011
Instead of states benefiting from the "best of 50," our practice is now a single "federal guess" on policy, with little accountability or comparability anywhere.