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Definition of "range" []

  • Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability. (noun)
  • The area or sphere in which an activity takes place. (noun)
  • The full extent covered: within the range of possibilities. (noun)
  • An amount or extent of variation: a wide price range. (noun)
  • Music The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. Also called compass. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "range" in a sentence
  • "Who indeed can watch the ceaseless observation, and inquiry, and inference going on in a child's mind, or listen to its acute remarks on matters within the range of its faculties, without perceiving that these powers it manifests, if brought to bear systematically upon studies _within the same range_, would readily master them without help?"
  • "The company attempted to trademark the term "range anxiety" to describe worry drivers feel when their battery runs low, a dig on Nissan's Leaf."
  • "CHRISTIAN DUNN: In a nutshell, the Print on Demand range is Black Library's opportunity to not only bring back many of the out-of-print novels from our ten year back catalogue but also introduce new titles that we don't think fit our main range but know that readers would like to see."