What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

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 ...
Black Rat - Home Range
... Home range refers to the area in which an animal travels and spends most of its time ... 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 ...
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 ... operation the meter can be switched to different ranges the current reading should be the same and circuit operation should not be affected if ...
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 ...
Semi-trailer Truck - Construction - Transmission
... 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 optimum range ... 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) ...

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): 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"
  • (noun): The limits within which something can be effective.
    Example: "Range of motion"
    Synonyms: reach
  • (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 variety of different things or activities.
    Example: "He answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
  • (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): 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:

    Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, once asked, “How shall we respond to the dreams of youth?” It is a dazzling and elegant question, a question that demands an answer—a range of answers, really, spiraling outward in widening circles.
    William Ayers, U.S. author. To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher, ch. 7 (1993)

    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)

    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)