What is range?

Some articles on range, ranges:

Multimeter - Burden Voltage
... 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 ... circuit operation 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 ...
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 ... Along with differing 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
... 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 ... 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 American ... 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
... defence interceptors combined with long-range radars were struggling to keep the reaction time down enough to be effective ... 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): The limits within which something can be effective.
    Example: "Range of motion"
    Synonyms: reach
  • (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): The limits of the values a function can take.
    Example: "The range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
  • (verb): Let eat.
    Example: "Range the animals in the prairie"
  • (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
  • (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): Have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun.
    Example: "This gun ranges over two miles"
  • (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:

    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)

    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)

    Narrowed-down by her early editors and anthologists, reduced to quaintness or spinsterish oddity by many of her commentators, sentimentalized, fallen-in-love with like some gnomic Garbo, still unread in the breadth and depth of her full range of work, she was, and is, a wonder to me when I try to imagine myself into that mind.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)