1 an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" [syn: scope, reach, orbit, compass, ambit]
2 the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" [syn: reach]
3 a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
4 a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range" [syn: mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains]
5 a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds; "the army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
6 the limits of the values a function can take; "the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"
7 a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
9 a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove" [syn: stove, kitchen stove, kitchen range, cooking stove]
1 change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull" [syn: run]
2 move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town" [syn: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, drift, vagabond]
3 have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun; "This gun ranges over two miles"
4 range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state" [syn: straddle]
7 let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
8 assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide" [syn: rate, rank, order, grade, place]
- /ɹeɪndʒ/, /r\eIndZ/
- Line or series of mountains.
- Large fuel-burning stove.
- Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
- Area used for shooting, artillery, etc.
- An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
- The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
- The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observations from the greatest.
- The distance to a target, or to the subject of
- We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
- The defensive area that a player can cover.
- Jones has good range for a big man.
- Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
- The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
- (values a function can obtain): codomain
- (values a function can obtain): domain
(mathematics) set of values of a function
- Czech: obor hodnot
- (followed by over) To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
- (mathematics, computing; followed by over) Of a variable, to be
able to take any of the values in a specified range.
- The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.
- 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross.
Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available
at: . Book 1, Part 5.
- they seem, however, to range the elements under the head of matter;
- 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 5.
- Portuguese:  classificar
Range may refer to a measurement:
- Range (mathematics), the set of all output values of a function
(statistics), the difference between the highest and lowest
- Studentized range, such a statistic adjusted by dividing by an estimate of a population's standard deviation
- Range (computer science), the allowed values for a variable
- Formally notated as an interval
- Range (particle radiation) is the distance a charged particle travels before stopping
- Range (biology), the geographical area where a species can be found
- Range (aircraft) is the distance an aircraft or vehicle can travel before running out of fuel
- Range is the distance an electromagnetic signal will reach in broadcasting, radar, sonar, and the like
- Range (music), the set of notes a musical instrument can play, or used in a piece of music
- Range of a projectile, the potential distance a projectile can be hurled by a firearm or cannon
- Range (acting), artistic range demonstrating ability to play a variety of characters
Range may also be:
- A product line, a set of related products offered for sale at the same time by the same company
- Mountain range, a group of mountains bordered by lowlands
- Shooting range, a controlled environment where weapons are fired at targets
- Range in ranching is found under rangeland and open range
- Home on the Range, a title for a song, film, and book
- Driving range, an area where golfers can practice their swing
- Stove, an appliance used for cooking food
range in Japanese: レンジ
range in Polish: Zasięg
range in Finnish: Kantama
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