What is range?

  • (noun): A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze.
    Example: "They used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on range, ranges:

Semi-trailer Truck - Construction - Transmission
... on-highway diesel engines are designed to provide maximum torque in a narrow RPM range (usually 1200-1500 RPM) having more gear ratios means the driver can hold the ... Gears six to ten (and high speed reverse) are accessed by a Lo/High range splitter gears 1-5 are Lo range gears 6-10 are High range using the same shift pattern ... A Super-10 transmission, by contrast, has no range splitter it uses alternating "stick and button" shifting (stick shifts 1-3-5-7-9, button shifts 2-4-6-8-10) ...
Range - Other Uses
... Shooting range, a controlled environment where weapons are fired at targets Rangeland, in ranching Driving range, an area where golfers can practice their swing Rosslyn Range, an ... If lighted they are called Leading lights in Britain or range lights in the USA A term used to identify a survey township ...
Black Rat - Home Range
... Home range refers to the area in which an animal travels and spends most of its time ... that male and female rats have similar sized home ranges during the winter, but male rats increase the size of their home range during the breeding season ... Along with differing between rats of different gender, home range also differs depending on the type of forest in which the black rat inhabits ...
Multimeter - Burden Voltage
... Any ammeter, including a multimeter in a current range, has a certain resistance ... The value can change depending on the range the meter selects, since different ranges usually use different shunt resistors ... on external circuit operation the meter can be switched to different ranges the current reading should be the same and circuit operation should not be ...
Interceptor Aircraft - Area Defence
... As there were few ways to reduce this, the need for longer-range designs with extended loiter times became the main design concept ... The design emphasis was on range, missile carrying capacity and radar quality rather than on acceleration and climb rate ... They usually carried long-range or medium-range air-to-air missiles, and often had no bombing capability ...

More definitions of "range":

  • (verb): Change or be different within limits.
    Example: "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "My students range from very bright to dull"
    Synonyms: run
  • (noun): A variety of different things or activities.
    Example: "He answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
  • (noun): The limits within which something can be effective.
    Example: "Range of motion"
    Synonyms: reach
  • (verb): Let eat.
    Example: "Range the animals in the prairie"
  • (verb): Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun.
    Example: "This gun ranges over two miles"
  • (noun): The limits of the values a function can take.
    Example: "The range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
  • (noun): .
    Example: "An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    Synonyms: scope, reach, orbit, compass, ambit
  • (noun): A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds.
    Example: "The army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
  • (verb): Range or extend over; occupy a certain area.
    Synonyms: straddle

Famous quotes containing the word range:

    For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.
    —Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)

    The Canadians of those days, at least, possessed a roving spirit of adventure which carried them further, in exposure to hardship and danger, than ever the New England colonist went, and led them, though not to clear and colonize the wilderness, yet to range over it as coureurs de bois, or runners of the woods, or, as Hontan prefers to call them, coureurs de risques, runners of risks; to say nothing of their enterprising priesthood.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Culture is the suggestion, from certain best thoughts, that a man has a range of affinities through which he can modulate the violence of any master-tones that have a droning preponderance in his scale, and succor him against himself. Culture redresses this imbalance, puts him among equals and superiors, revives the delicious sense of sympathy, and warns him of the dangers of solitude and repulsion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)