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Webster 1828 Edition


Ranging

RANGING

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ppr.
Placing in a row or line; disposing in order, method or classes; roving; passing near and in the direction of.

RANGING

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Noun.
The act of placing in lines or in order; a roving, &c.

Definition 2022


ranging

ranging

English

Verb

ranging

  1. present participle of range
    • 2013 May-June, Kevin Heng, Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily?”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 184:
      In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter.

Derived terms

Noun

ranging (plural rangings)

  1. Act of one who ranges.
    • 1999, Patricia Riles Wickman, The Tree that Bends
      [] the elite warrior class and their sexual rangings in pursuit of extratribal wives []