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range

noun     /reɪndʒ/
[C, usually singular] a number of similar things considered as a group: a range of sth They provide IT and consultancy services to a range of clients.a wide/broad range The new regulations allow a much wider range of companies to sell legal services. a range of issues/options/possibilities
[C] COMMERCE a set of products of a similar type that are sold by a particular company or store: a broad/wide/huge range We stock a wide range of printers and accessories.a full/extensive range They aim to offer a full range of online services for travellers.a small/narrow/limited range Big-discount retailers sell a limited range at highly competitive prices.
[C, usually singular] the amount or type of something between an upper and lower limit: in the range of $1500-$2000/£10,000-12,000, etc. The cost of building the new stadium is estimated to be in the range of €150-180 million.in the ... range Their annual salaries are in the $30,000 to $40,000 range.age/frequency/income range We interviewed customers across the whole age range, from 16 to 65.
[C, usually singular] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the highest and lowest price at which a particular share has traded over a period of time: Most of the fund's purchases are in the 250p-300p trading range.
[S] the limits of power, responsibility, experience, etc. that a person or organization has: range of experience/skills/abilities The project is outside my range of experience.
trade in a narrow/tight range FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to set the price of stocks or shares at a level where there is very little difference between the bottom and top price, especially when investors are nervous about a financial market: The markets traded in a narrow range ahead of today's US interest-rate decision.
→ See also mid-range, price range, product range, top-of-the-range
(Definition of range noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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