Range

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### In mathematics

- Range (mathematics)Range (mathematics)In mathematics, the range of a function refers to either the codomain or the image of the function, depending upon usage. This ambiguity is illustrated by the function f that maps real numbers to real numbers with f = x^2. Some books say that range of this function is its codomain, the set of all...

, the set of all output values produced by a function - Interval (mathematics)Interval (mathematics)In mathematics, a interval is a set of real numbers with the property that any number that lies between two numbers in the set is also included in the set. For example, the set of all numbers satisfying is an interval which contains and , as well as all numbers between them...

, also called a*range*, a set of real numbers that includes all numbers between any two numbers in the set - Range (statistics)Range (statistics)In the descriptive statistics, the range is the length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observation from the greatest and provides an indication of statistical dispersion.It is measured in the same units as the data...

, the difference between the highest and the lowest values in a set

### In science

- Mountain rangeMountain rangeA mountain range is a single, large mass consisting of a succession of mountains or narrowly spaced mountain ridges, with or without peaks, closely related in position, direction, formation, and age; a component part of a mountain system or of a mountain chain...

, a group of mountains bordered by lowlands - Range (particle radiation)Range (particle radiation)In passing through matter, charged particles ionize and thus lose energy in many steps, until their energy is zero. The distance to this point is called the range of the particle...

, the distance a charged particle travels before stopping - Range (biology)Range (biology)In biology, the range or distribution of a species is the geographical area within which that species can be found. Within that range, dispersion is variation in local density.The term is often qualified:...

, the geographical area where a species can be found - Range (music)Range (music)In music, the range of a musical instrument is the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch it can play. For a singing voice, the equivalent is vocal range...

, the set of notes a musical instrument can play, or that are used in a piece of music- Vocal rangeVocal rangeVocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate. Although the study of vocal range has little practical application in terms of speech, it is a topic of study within linguistics, phonetics, and speech and language pathology, particularly in relation to the study...

, the breadth of pitch that a human voice can produce

- Vocal range

### In technology

- Range (computer science)Range (computer science)In computer science, the term range may refer to one of three things:# The possible values that may be stored in a variable.# The upper and lower bounds of an array.# An alternative to iterator.-Range of a variable:...

, the set of allowed values for a variable - Range (aircraft)Range (aircraft)The maximal total range is the distance an aircraft can fly between takeoff and landing, as limited by fuel capacity in powered aircraft, or cross-country speed and environmental conditions in unpowered aircraft....

, the distance an aircraft can fly - Range of a projectileRange of a projectileright|thumb|250 px|The path of this projectile launched from a height y0 has a range d.In physics, assuming a flat Earth with a uniform gravity field, a projectile launched with specific initial conditions will have a predictable range. As in Trajectory of a projectile, we will use:The following...

, the potential distance a projectile can be hurled by a firearm or cannon - Slant rangeSlant rangeIn radio electronics especially radar terminology, slant range is the line-of-sight distance between two points which are not at the same level relative to a specific datum....

, distance between two objects on different levels

## Places

United States- Range, OhioRange, OhioRange is an unincorporated community in Range Township, Madison County, Ohio, United States. It is located at , along Ohio State Route 323 between Chenoweth and Midway....

, an unincorporated community - Range, WisconsinRange, WisconsinRange is an unincorporated community located in the towns of Apple River and Beaver, Polk County, Wisconsin, United States....

, an unincorporated community

## Other uses

- Shooting rangeShooting rangeA shooting range or firing range is a specialized facility designed for firearms practice. Each facility is typically overseen by one or more supervisory personnel, called variously a range master or "RSO – Range Safety Officer" in the United States or a range conducting officer or "RCO" in the UK...

, a controlled environment where weapons are fired at targets - RangelandRangelandRangelands are vast natural landscapes in the form of grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, wetlands, and deserts. Types of rangelands include tallgrass and shortgrass prairies, desert grasslands and shrublands, woodlands, savannas, chaparrals, steppes, and tundras...

, in ranching - Driving rangeDriving rangeA driving range is an area where golfers can practice their swing. It can also be a recreational activity itself for amateur golfers or when enough time for a full game is not available. Many golf courses have a driving range attached and they are also found as stand-alone facilities, especially...

, an area where golfers can practice their swing - Rosslyn RangeRosslyn RangeRosslyn Range was a male long jumper from the United States, who competed in the 1950s for his native country. Range set his personal best in the men's long jump event on March 14, 1955 at a the 1955 Pan American Games....

, an American long jumper - Kitchen stoveKitchen stoveA kitchen stove, cooking stove, cookstove, or cooker is a kitchen appliance designed for the purpose of cooking food. Kitchen stoves rely on the application of direct heat for the cooking process and may also contain an oven, used for baking.In the industrialized world, as stoves replaced open...

, or range, an appliance used for cooking food - Range, a pair of navigational beacons whose line indicates a channel. If lighted they are called Leading lightsLeading lightsLeading lights are a pair of light beacons, used in navigation to indicate a safe passage for vessels entering a shallow or dangerous channel; and may also be used for position fixing. At night, the lights are a form of leading line that can be used for safe navigation...

in Britain or range lights in the USA