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Meaning of range

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or
           control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a
           greater range than the human voice"; "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}, {range}, {reach}, {orbit}, {compass},
      2: the limits within which something can be effective; "range of
         motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire" [syn:
         {range}, {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: {range}, {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
      6: a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a
         range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and
         diversity of the collection"
      7: (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for
         which a function is defined; "the image of f(x) = x^2 is the
         set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the
         function is the set of all real numbers" [syn: {image},
         {range}, {range of a function}]
      8: the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
         [syn: {compass}, {range}, {reach}, {grasp}]
      9: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was
         already on the stove" [syn: {stove}, {kitchen stove},
         {range}, {kitchen range}, {cooking stove}]
      v 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: {range}, {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}, {range}, {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: {range}, {straddle}]
      5: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line;
         "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments" [syn: {range},
         {array}, {lay out}, {set out}]
      6: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
         {crop}, {browse}, {graze}, {range}, {pasture}]
      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}, {range}, {order}, {grade},

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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