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Some articles on range, ranges:

Interceptor Aircraft - Area Defence
... Even the most advanced point 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 ...
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 American long jumper ...
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 ... its effect on accuracy and 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 ...
Semi-trailer Truck - Construction - Transmission
... 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 optimum range regardless of road speed (drive axle ratio is also a critical ... 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) ...
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 season ... between rats of different gender, home range also differs depending on the type of forest in which the black rat inhabits ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (verb): Let eat.
    Example: "Range the animals in the prairie"
  • (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): The limits of the values a function can take.
    Example: "The range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
  • (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): Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun.
    Example: "This gun ranges over two miles"
  • (verb): Range or extend over; occupy a certain area.
    Synonyms: straddle
  • (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
  • (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)

    The ideal of the self-sufficient American family is a myth, dangerous because most families, especially affluent families, do in fact make use of a range of services to survive. Families needing one or another kind of help are not morally deficient; most families do need assistance at one time or another.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)