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Based on this data, the FTCC concluded that the claim was not adequately substantiated and the basis of comparison has been so chosen as to bestow artificial advantage to the advertiser.
The basis of comparison of the same quarter a year earlier had limited significance due to the scope effect related to the acquisitions made in 2014(2) and a net write-back of provisions(3) at CIB in the third quarter 2014.
As a basis of comparison, before the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month nationwide between 2000 and 2006.
As a basis of comparison, prior to the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month nationwide between 2000 and 2006.
Energy benchmarking scores--whether good or had--don't provide the same basis of comparison as estimated mileage stickers on cars.
He said that next election would be contested on the basis of comparison between five years performance of our government and the present government.
One of the strengths of the ASCO EHR Lab is that it is designated to provide a common basis of comparison across different EHR products for ASCO members and other ASCO Annual Meeting attendees, while also offering the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest HER technology.
It is, of course, maddening not to have a basis of comparison with other countries, because the survey was done only in Bulgaria.
It also claims they failed to establish a fair basis of comparison between the schemes.
A novel aspect of the book is that it also contains snap-shot views of the industrial state of the art, both for devices and circuits, designed to provide the reader with a useful basis of comparison for the current status and future course of the global Si heterostructure industry.
Suffering, as inexplicable as that in the poetry of Thomas Hardy (whose short lines and simple language offer some basis of comparison for the anglophone reader), is somehow, unlike Hardy's, redemptive.
And where certain Chinese communities have more of a basis of comparison with non-Chinese communities, how should we consider these intersections with other 'ethnological fields'?