Range vs. Extent - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Range (noun)

    A line or series of mountains, buildings, etc.

  • Range (noun)

    A fireplace; a fire or other cooking apparatus; now specifically, a large cooking stove with many hotplates.

  • Range (noun)

    Selection, array.

    "We sell a wide range of cars."

  • Range (noun)

    An area for practicing shooting at targets.

  • Range (noun)

    An area for military training or equipment testing.

    "base|training area|training ground"

  • Range (noun)

    The distance from a person or sensor to an object, target, emanation, or event.

    "We could see the ship at a range of five miles."

    "One can use the speed of sound to estimate the range of a lightning flash."

    "distance|radius"

  • Range (noun)

    Maximum distance of capability (of a weapon, radio, detector, fuel supply, etc.).

    "This missile's range is 500 kilometres."

  • Range (noun)

    An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.

  • Range (noun)

    Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope.

  • Range (noun)

    The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.

    "domain"

  • Range (noun)

    The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data in a sample; the difference between the largest and smallest observations in the sample.

  • Range (noun)

    The defensive area that a player can cover.

    "Jones has good range for a big man."

  • Range (noun)

    The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.

    "compass"

  • Range (noun)

    The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.

  • Range (noun)

    A sequential list of values specified by an iterator.

    "std::for_each"

    "calls the given function on each value in the input range."

  • Range (noun)

    An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.

  • Range (noun)

    The step of a ladder; a rung.

  • Range (noun)

    A bolting sieve to sift meal.

  • Range (noun)

    A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.

  • Range (noun)

    In the public land system, a row or line of townships lying between two succession meridian lines six miles apart.

  • Range (noun)

    The scope of something, the extent which something covers or includes.

  • Range (noun)

    The variety of roles that an actor can play in a satisfactory way.

    "By playing in comedies as well as in dramas he has proved his range as an actor."

    "By playing in comedies as well as in dramas he has proved his acting range."

  • Range (verb)

    To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander. from 15th c.

  • Range (verb)

    To rove over or through.

    "to range the fields"

  • Range (verb)

    To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit to, over. 16th-19th c.

  • Range (verb)

    To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else. from 16th c.

  • Range (verb)

    }} Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.

    "The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10."

  • Range (verb)

    To classify.

    "to range plants and animals in genera and species"

  • Range (verb)

    To form a line or a row.

    "The front of a house ranges with the street."

  • Range (verb)

    To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.

  • Range (verb)

    To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or lines, or in ranks; to dispose in the proper order.

  • Range (verb)

    To place among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; usually, reflexively and figuratively, to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.

  • Range (verb)

    To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region.

    "The peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay."

  • Range (verb)

    To separate into parts; to sift.

  • Range (verb)

    To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near.

    "to range the coast"

  • Range (verb)

    Of a player, to travel a significant distance for a defensive play.

  • Extent (noun)

    A range of values or locations.

  • Extent (noun)

    The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.

    "The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words."

  • Extent (noun)

    A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

  • Extent (noun)

    The valuation of property.

  • Extent (noun)

    A writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown.

  • Extent (adjective)

    Extended.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Range (noun)

    the area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale

    "grand hotels were outside my price range"

    "the cost will be in the range of $1–5 million a day"

  • Range (noun)

    the scope of a person's knowledge or abilities

    "in this film he gave some indication of his range"

  • Range (noun)

    the compass of a person's voice or a musical instrument

    "she was gifted with an incredible vocal range"

  • Range (noun)

    the period of time covered by something such as a forecast.

  • Range (noun)

    the area covered by or included in something

    "a guide to the range of debate this issue has generated"

  • Range (noun)

    the set of values that a given function can take as its argument varies.

  • Range (noun)

    a set of different things of the same general type

    "the company's new carpet range"

    "the area offers a wide range of activities for the tourist"

  • Range (noun)

    the distance within which a person can see or hear

    "something lurked just beyond her range of vision"

  • Range (noun)

    the maximum distance to which a gun will shoot or over which a missile will travel

    "a duck came within range"

    "these rockets have a range of 30 to 40 miles"

  • Range (noun)

    the maximum distance at which a radio transmission can be effectively received

    "planets within radio range of Earth"

  • Range (noun)

    the distance that can be covered by a vehicle or aircraft without refuelling

    "the vans have a range of 125 miles"

  • Range (noun)

    the distance between a camera and the subject to be photographed

    "handheld shots taken at extreme telephoto ranges can be pretty wobbly affairs"

  • Range (noun)

    a line or series of mountains or hills

    "a mountain range"

  • Range (noun)

    mountainous or hilly country

    "no one would know if he had survived to live out his life in the ranges back from the river country"

  • Range (noun)

    a large area of open land for grazing or hunting

    "on dude ranches, tourists put on crisp new western gear to ride the range"

  • Range (noun)

    an area of land or sea used as a testing ground for military equipment

    "the cost of dealing with unexploded shells and bombs on former military ranges"

  • Range (noun)

    an open or enclosed area with targets for shooting practice

    "he went down to the ranges to practise shooting"

  • Range (noun)

    the area over which a plant or animal is distributed

    "the chimpanzee extensively overlaps the gorilla in its forest range"

  • Range (noun)

    a large cooking stove with burners or hotplates and one or more ovens, all of which are kept continually hot

    "a wood-burning kitchen range"

  • Range (noun)

    an electric or gas cooker.

  • Range (noun)

    a row of buildings

    "Townesend's Durham quadrangle range at Trinity College"

  • Range (noun)

    a continuous stretch of a building.

  • Range (noun)

    the direction or position in which something lies

    "the range of the hills and valleys is nearly from north to south"

  • Range (verb)

    vary or extend between specified limits

    "prices range from £30 to £100"

  • Range (verb)

    place or arrange in a row or rows or in a specified manner

    "a table with half a dozen chairs ranged around it"

  • Range (verb)

    run or extend in a line in a particular direction

    "he regularly came to the benches that ranged along the path"

  • Range (verb)

    (with reference to type) align or be aligned, especially at the ends of successive lines.

  • Range (verb)

    place oneself or be placed in opposition to (a person or group)

    "Japan ranged herself against the European nations"

  • Range (verb)

    (of a person or animal) travel or wander over a wide area

    "patrols ranged deep into enemy territory"

    "free-ranging groups of baboons"

    "tribes who ranged the windswept lands of the steppe"

  • Range (verb)

    (of a person's eyes) pass from one person or thing to another

    "his eyes ranged over them"

  • Range (verb)

    (of something written or spoken) cover a wide number of different topics

    "tutorials ranged over a variety of subjects"

  • Range (verb)

    obtain the range of a target by adjustment after firing past it or short of it, or by the use of radar or laser equipment

    "radar-type transmissions which appeared to be ranging on our convoys"

  • Range (verb)

    (of a projectile) cover a specified distance.

  • Range (verb)

    (of a gun) send a projectile over a specified distance.

  • Range (adjective)

    (of a person or their lifestyle) orderly; settled

    "it's possible to be too rangé"

    "by comparison with Strachey, Keynes was rangé"

  • Extent (noun)

    the area covered by something

    "an enclosure ten acres in extent"

  • Extent (noun)

    the size or scale of something

    "the extent of global warming"

  • Extent (noun)

    the particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case

    "decision-making was to a large extent outside his control"

    "everyone will have to compromise to some extent"

Webster Dictionary

  • Range

    To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular line or lines, or in ranks; to dispose in the proper order; to rank; as, to range soldiers in line.

  • Range

    To place (as a single individual) among others in a line, row, or order, as in the ranks of an army; - usually, reflexively and figuratively, (in the sense) to espouse a cause, to join a party, etc.

  • Range

    To separate into parts; to sift.

  • Range

    To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.

  • Range

    To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.

  • Range

    To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.

  • Range

    To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.

  • Range (verb)

    To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.

  • Range (verb)

    To have range; to change or differ within limits; to be capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected, especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges three miles; the shot ranged four miles.

  • Range (verb)

    To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.

  • Range (verb)

    To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding line; to trend or run; - often followed by with; as, the front of a house ranges with the street; to range along the coast.

  • Range (verb)

    To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.

  • Range (noun)

    A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range of buildings; a range of mountains.

  • Range (noun)

    An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.

  • Range (noun)

    The step of a ladder; a rung.

  • Range (noun)

    A kitchen grate.

  • Range (noun)

    An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.

  • Range (noun)

    A bolting sieve to sift meal.

  • Range (noun)

    A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.

  • Range (noun)

    That which may be ranged over; place or room for excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle or sheep may wander and pasture.

  • Range (noun)

    Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as, the range of one's voice, or authority.

  • Range (noun)

    The region within which a plant or animal naturally lives.

  • Range (noun)

    The horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried.

  • Range (noun)

    In the public land system of the United States, a row or line of townships lying between two successive meridian lines six miles apart.

  • Range (noun)

    See Range of cable, below.

  • Extent (adjective)

    Extended.

  • Extent (noun)

    Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.

  • Extent (noun)

    Degree; measure; proportion.

  • Extent (noun)

    A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Range (noun)

    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

    "the range of a supersonic jet"

    "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"

  • Range (noun)

    the limits within which something can be effective;

    "range of motion"

    "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

  • Range (noun)

    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"

  • Range (noun)

    a series of hills or mountains;

    "the valley was between two ranges of hills"

    "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

  • Range (noun)

    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 practice"

  • Range (noun)

    the limits of the values a function can take;

    "the range of this function is the interval from 0 to 1"

  • Range (noun)

    a variety of different things or activities;

    "he answered a range of questions"

    "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"

  • Range (noun)

    the limit of capability;

    "within the compass of education"

  • Range (noun)

    a kitchen appliance used for cooking food;

    "dinner was already on the stove"

  • Range (verb)

    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"

  • Range (verb)

    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"

  • Range (verb)

    have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun;

    "This gun ranges over two miles"

  • Range (verb)

    range or extend over; occupy a certain area;

    "The plants straddle the entire state"

  • Range (verb)

    lay out in a line

  • Range (verb)

    feed as in a meadow or pasture;

    "the herd was grazing"

  • Range (verb)

    let eat;

    "range the animals in the prairie"

  • Range (verb)

    assign a rank or rating to;

    "how would you rank these students?"

    "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

  • Extent (noun)

    the point or degree to which something extends;

    "the extent of the damage"

    "the full extent of the law"

    "to a certain extent she was right"

  • Extent (noun)

    the distance or area or volume over which something extends;

    "the vast extent of the desert"

    "an orchard of considerable extent"

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