comparison outcome any result of comparing two records; a c. o. may be presence/absence, agreement/disagreement, partial agreement/partial disagreement, etc. on one or more fields in any desired combination; I have elevated certain comparisons a principle of probabilistic record linkage cf. Ch. 2, §1, ¶3]; selected combinations of fields whose odds are calculated contribute to the comparison weight [Cf. Ch. 2, §1, ¶6]