Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “short-range”


adjective     /ˌʃɔːtˈreɪndʒ/
relating to a short length of time into the future : Short-range training plans usually focus on an upcoming quarter . short-range product demand
COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT reaching or travelling a short distance : Standard wi-fi technology is intended only for short-range communications . When the car pulls into a gas station , its mileage data is uploaded by short-range radio frequency to a wireless reader . An upturn in the airline industry would help lift demand for commercial aircraft including short-range commuter planes .
(Definition of short-range adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of short-range

Definitions of “short-range” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More