- noun a choice or series of things which are available
- noun a distance which you can go; a distance over which you can see or hear
- noun a series of buildings or mountains in line
- verb to include all things within a range
- noun a scale of items from a low point to a high one
- noun a large area of grass-covered farmland used for raising cattle or sheep
- noun open space, particularly for poultry.
- noun the maximum distance an aircraft can fly on a given amount of fuel
- noun a set of activities or products of the same general type or variety
- verb to be within a group of sizes or amounts falling within fixed limits
- A row or course of masonry.
- A straight line of objects such as columns.
- The difference between prices, costs, estimates, and bids.
- The difference between the hot water temperature entering a cooling tower and the cold water leaving a cooling tower.
- The upper and lower limits within which a given fluctuation or value may occur. Also, any interval which has upper and lower limits, such as the continuous interval of frequencies within which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system operates.
- The upper and lower limits within which a given fluctuation or value actually occurs. For instance, a temperature range, or an audibility curve.
- A range (1) specified for a given parameter, such as that required for proper operation. For example, an amplitude range, an input-voltage range, or a carrier frequency range.
- A range (1) which is arbitrarily established. For instance, the infrared range, or a cryogenic temperature range.
- The maximum distance within which a given process or level or performance is maintained. For example, a dynamic range, or the maximum useful distance from a transmitting antenna to a receiver.
- The distance between two points, objects, or locations. For instance, that between a location from where an object is being observed, and said object.
- The maximum distance a part, such as a robotic arm, may move or travel. Also called range of motion.
- The maximum distance between two particles or entities at which there is a measurable effect. For example, the maximum distance at which two particles may experience an attractive or repulsive force.
- The complete range (1) of readings or values a scale can indicate, or the upper and lower limits of such a scale.
- A large cooking stove with several burners and one or more ovens which are usually kept hot and ready for use
- The observed maximum and minimum prices traded for an asset during a given time period or trading session. When forex market volatility increases for a currency pair, the observed daily range for the pair also tends to widen as the market demonstrates broader exchange rate fluctuations.
- (written as Range)The difference between the smallest and the largest in a set of numbers.
Information & Library Science
- noun a large free-standing bookcase in a library that is built to hold books on both sides
- noun a series of different but similar things
- noun the difference between lowest and highest values in a series of data
- noun the maximum distance that a weapon can fire
- noun the distance between a weapon and its target
- noun an area of ground used for shooting practice
- verb to give an even edge to lines of type
- noun a large cooking stove, usually with two or more ovens
Origin & History of “range”
Range and rank come ultimately from the same source: Old French ranc. this was borrowed directly into English as rank, but it subsequently developed to rang, from which was derived the verb rangier ‘set in a row’ (ancestor of English arrange). This in turn produced the noun range ‘rank, row’.