What is range?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on range, ranges:

Interceptor Aircraft - Area Defence
... defence interceptors combined with long-range radars were struggling to keep the reaction time down enough to be effective ... 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 ...
Black Rat - Home Range
... Home range refers to the area in which an animal travels and spends most of its time ... It is thought 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 ... between rats of different gender, home range also differs depending on the type of forest in which the black rat inhabits ...
Semi-trailer Truck - Construction - Transmission
... Modern 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 engine in its ... 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 ... If lighted they are called Leading lights in Britain or range lights in the USA A term used to identify a survey township ...
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 ... the meter can be switched to different ranges the current reading should be the same and circuit operation should not be affected if burden voltage is not a problem ...

More definitions of "range":

  • (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): The limits within which something can be effective.
    Example: "Range of motion"
    Synonyms: reach
  • (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
  • (verb): Range or extend over; occupy a certain area.
    Synonyms: straddle
  • (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"
  • (verb): Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun.
    Example: "This gun ranges over two miles"
  • (verb): Let eat.
    Example: "Range the animals in the prairie"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word range:

    As to spelling the very frequent word though with six letters instead of two, it is impossible to discuss it, as it is outside the range of common sanity. In comparison such a monstrosity as phlegm for flem is merely disgusting.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Compared to football, baseball is almost an Oriental game, minimizing individual stardom, requiring a wide range of aggressive and defensive skills, and filled with long periods of inaction and irresolution. It has no time limitations. Football, on the other hand, has immediate goals, resolution on every single play, and a lot of violence—itself a highlight. It has clearly distinguishable hierarchies: heroes and drones.
    Jerry Mander, U.S. advertising executive, author. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, ch. 15, Morrow (1978)

    [F]or as Socrates says that a wise man is a citizen of the world, so I thought that a wise woman was equally at liberty to range through every station or degree of men, to fix her choice wherever she pleased.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)