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noun range pronunciation in British English /reɪndʒ/
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pluralranges
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  1. 1
    [countable] a number of different things that are of the same general type
    range of: The speaker will deal with a broad a range of issues affecting professional women.
    Our training programme covers all ranges of ability.
    1. a.
      a group of products of the same type that a particular company makes or that a particular shop sells
      range of: Try our new range of beauty products.
      wide range: We stock a wide range of office furniture.
      They hired a top of the range motor home.
    2. b.
      all the numbers, ages, measurements etc that are included within particular fixed limits
      books for children in the 11-to-14 age range
      in the range: Temperatures are expected to be in the range 75 to 85 degrees.
    3. c.
      music all the musical notes that a person can sing or an instrument can play, from the highest to the lowest
      vocal range: a singer with an impressive vocal range
  2. 2
    [singular] the limits within which a person or organization is able to deal effectively with something
    Such a decision is not within the range of my responsibility.
  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] the distance within which you can see, hear, or reach something
    in/within range (of something): The children turned their cameras on anyone in range.
    out of range (of something): It’s best to stay out of range of recording equipment.
    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] the longest distance a gun or other weapon can fire a bullet or other missile
      within range of something: Several cities are within range of their artillery.
      short-/medium-/long-range: medium-range antitank missiles
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    2. b.
      [uncountable] the distance between a weapon that someone fires and the person or thing that they are aiming at
      close/point-blank range: The gunman fired twice at point-blank range.

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