Range vs. Scope

Range vs. Scope — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Range and Scope

Rangenoun

A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits

offers a range of financial services.jobs at different pay ranges.

Scopenoun

The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions

broaden one's scope by reading.

Rangenoun

An amount or extent of variation

a wide price range.the range of genetic diversity.

Scopenoun

The opportunity or possibility to function or be active

gave her imagination broad scope.

Rangenoun

(Music) The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. Also called compass.

Scopenoun

The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant

the scope of the debate.

Rangenoun

A class, rank, or order

the lower ranges of society.

Scopenoun

The length or sweep of a mooring cable.

Rangenoun

Extent of perception, knowledge, experience, or ability

Calculus is simply out of my range.

Scopenoun

(Linguistics) The range over a part of a sentence or discourse that a quantifier has an effect on.

Rangenoun

The area or sphere in which an activity takes place

beyond the range of the court's jurisdiction.

Scopenoun

A viewing instrument such as a periscope, microscope, or telescope.

Rangenoun

The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft

the limited range of the telescope.out of range of their guns.within hearing range.

Scopeverb

To examine or investigate, especially visually

scoped the landscape for signs of wildlife.

Rangenoun

The maximum distance that can be covered by a vehicle with a specified payload before its fuel supply is exhausted.

Scopeverb

To examine using an optical instrument such as a telescope or an endoscope

scoped the stars around Orion.scoped the patient's esophagus.

Rangenoun

The distance between a projectile weapon and its target.

Scopenoun

The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.

Rangenoun

A place equipped for practice in shooting at targets.

Scopenoun

(weapons) A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target.

Rangenoun

A testing area at which rockets and missiles are launched and tracked.

Scopenoun

(computing) The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.

Rangenoun

A place or business where golf shots can be practiced.

Scopenoun

(logic) The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part.

Rangenoun

An extensive area of open land on which livestock wander and graze.

Scopenoun

(linguistics) The region of an utterance to which some modifying element applies.

the scope of an adverb

Rangenoun

The geographic region in which a plant, animal, or other organism normally lives or grows.

Scopenoun

(slang) A periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.

Rangenoun

The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore

We had free range of the campus.

Scopenoun

Short for any medical procedure that ends in the suffix endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc.}}

Rangenoun

(Mathematics) The set of all values a given function may take on.

Scopeverb

To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.

Rangenoun

(Statistics) The difference or interval between the smallest and largest values in a frequency distribution or a set of data.

Scopeverb

To perform any medical procedure that ends in the suffix -scopy, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, etc.

The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.

Rangenoun

A group or series of things extending in a line or row, especially a row or chain of mountains.

Scopeverb

(slang) To examine under a microscope.

The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.

Rangenoun

One of a series of double-faced bookcases in a library stack room.

Scopenoun

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

the range of a supersonic jetthe ambit of municipal legislationwithin the compass of this articlewithin the scope of an investigationoutside the reach of the lawin the political orbit of a world power

Rangenoun

A north-south strip of townships, each six miles square, numbered east and west from a specified meridian in a US public land survey.

Scopenoun

the state of the environment in which a situation exists;

you can't do that in a university setting

Rangenoun

A stove with spaces for cooking a number of things at the same time.

Scopenoun

a magnifier of images of distant objects

Rangeverb

To vary within specified limits

sizes that range from small to extra large.

Scopenoun

electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

Rangeverb

To extend in a particular direction

a river that ranges to the east.

Rangeverb

To cover or have application to a number of things

Their conversation ranged over the major issues of the day. Her responsibilities range across all aspects of the negotiations.

Rangeverb

To move through, along, or around in an area or region

Raiders ranged up and down the coast.

Rangeverb

To wander freely; roam

allowed the animals to range freely.

Rangeverb

To look over something or around an area or place

The teacher's eyes ranged over the class.

Rangeverb

To live or grow within a particular region

"Some animals and plants range over a large portion of the world, yet retain the same character" (Charles Darwin).

Rangeverb

To arrange or dispose in a particular order, especially in rows or lines

"In the front seats of the galleries were ranged the ladies of the court" (Carolly Erickson).

Rangeverb

To assign to a particular category; classify

Her works are often ranged under the headings Mystery and Science Fiction.

Rangeverb

To move through or along or around in (an area or region)

The scouts ranged the mountain forests. The patrol boat ranged the coast.

Rangeverb

To look over or throughout (something)

His eyes ranged the room, looking for the letter.

Rangeverb

To turn (livestock) onto an extensive area of open land for grazing.

Rangeverb

To align (a gun, for example) with a target.

Rangeverb

To determine the distance of (a target).

Rangeverb

To be capable of reaching (a maximum distance).

Rangeverb

(Nautical) To uncoil (an anchor cable) on deck so the anchor may descend easily.

Rangenoun

A line or series of mountains, buildings, etc.

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

Selection, array.

We sell a wide range of cars.

Rangenoun

An area for practicing shooting at targets.

Rangenoun

An area for military training or equipment testing.

Rangenoun

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.

Rangenoun

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

This missile's range is 500 kilometres.

Rangenoun

An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

(statistics) 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.

Rangenoun

The defensive area that a player can cover.

Jones has good range for a big man.

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

(programming) A sequential list of values specified by an iterator.

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

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

(obsolete) The step of a ladder; a rung.

Rangenoun

A bolting sieve to sift meal.

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

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

Rangenoun

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.

Rangeverb

(intransitive) To travel over (an area, etc); to roam, wander.

Rangeverb

(transitive) To rove over or through.

to range the fields

Rangeverb

To exercise the power of something over something else; to cause to submit to, over.

Rangeverb

(transitive) To bring (something) into a specified position or relationship (especially, of opposition) with something else.

Rangeverb

}} 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.

Rangeverb

(transitive) To classify.

to range plants and animals in genera and species

Rangeverb

(intransitive) To form a line or a row.

The front of a house ranges with the street.

Rangeverb

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

Rangeverb

(transitive) 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.

Rangeverb

(transitive) 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.

Rangeverb

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

The peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.

Rangeverb

To separate into parts; to sift.

Rangeverb

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

to range the coast

Rangeverb

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

Rangenoun

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

the range of a supersonic jetthe ambit of municipal legislationwithin the compass of this articlewithin the scope of an investigationoutside the reach of the lawin the political orbit of a world power

Rangenoun

the limits within which something can be effective;

range of motionhe was beyond the reach of their fire

Rangenoun

a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze;

they used to drive the cattle across the open range every springhe dreamed of a home on the range

Rangenoun

a series of hills or mountains;

the valley was between two ranges of hillsthe plains lay just beyond the mountain range

Rangenoun

a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds;

the army maintains a missile range in the desertany good golf club will have a range where you can practice

Rangenoun

the limits of the values a function can take;

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

Rangenoun

a variety of different things or activities;

he answered a range of questionshe was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection

Rangenoun

the limit of capability;

within the compass of education

Rangenoun

a kitchen appliance used for cooking food;

dinner was already on the stove

Rangeverb

change or be different within limits;

Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billionInterest rates run from 5 to 10 percentThe instruments ranged from tuba to cymbalsMy students range from very bright to dull

Rangeverb

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

The gypsies roamed the woodsroving vagabondsthe wandering JewThe cattle roam across the prairiethe laborers drift from one town to the nextThey rolled from town to town

Rangeverb

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

This gun ranges over two miles

Rangeverb

range or extend over; occupy a certain area;

The plants straddle the entire state

Rangeverb

lay out in a line

Rangeverb

feed as in a meadow or pasture;

the herd was grazing

Rangeverb

let eat;

range the animals in the prairie

Rangeverb

assign a rank or rating to;

how would you rank these students?The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide