What is range?

  • (verb): Let eat.
    Example: "Range the animals in the prairie"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on range, ranges:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ... If lighted they are called Leading lights in Britain or range lights in the USA A term used to identify a survey township ...
Interceptor Aircraft - Area Defence
... 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 ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (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 of the values a function can take.
    Example: "The range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
  • (noun): The limits within which something can be effective.
    Example: "Range of motion"
    Synonyms: reach
  • (verb): Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun.
    Example: "This gun ranges over two miles"
  • (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 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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word range:

    but we wish the river had another shore,
    some further range of delectable mountains,
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

    During the cattle drives, Texas cowboy music came into national significance. Its practical purpose is well known—it was used primarily to keep the herds quiet at night, for often a ballad sung loudly and continuously enough might prevent a stampede. However, the cowboy also sang because he liked to sing.... In this music of the range and trail is “the grayness of the prairies, the mournful minor note of a Texas norther, and a rhythm that fits the gait of the cowboy’s pony.”
    —Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    In the range of things toddlers have to learn and endlessly review—why you can’t put bottles with certain labels in your mouth, why you have to sit on the potty, why you can’t take whatever you want in the store, why you don’t hit your friends—by the time we got to why you can’t drop your peas, well, I was dropping a few myself.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)