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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rangingadjective

    wandering freely

    "at night in bed...his slowly ranging thoughts...encountered her"

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  1. ranging

    Ranging generally refers to the act of extending, varying, or estimating over certain distances, areas, or elements. It may also imply traveling or moving from one place to another, examining or exploring different areas, or determining the extent or limits of something. The specific interpretation can vary based on the context in which it's used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranging

    of Range

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  1. Ranging

    Ranging is a process or method to determine the distance from one location or position to another location or position. Another term for this method is lateration. Further development led to cooperative systems, where both locations are equipped with respective apparatus and thus provide bilateral measuring and to multilateral measurement between a larger set of locations, see multilateration. Members in the class of active ranging systems operate with unilateral transmission and passive reflections, as ⁕SONAR, ⁕RADAR and ⁕LIDAR. Special ranging makes use of actively synchronized transmission and travel time measurements, hence the time difference between several received signals is used to determine exact distances. This principle is used with SatNav, the Satellite Navigation class of systems. In conjunction with a standardized model of the Globe surface a certain location on the Globe may be determined with high accuracy. Ranging methods without accurate time synchronization of the receiver are called pseudorange, used e.g. in GPS positioning. With other systems ranging is obtained from passive radiation measurements only, hence the noise or radiation signature of the object is generating the signal that is computed for range. However such asynchronous method requires multiple measurements to obtain range by taking multiple bearings instead of appropriate scaling of active pings, otherwise the system is just capable to provide a simple bearing from any sole measurement.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. ranging

    The process of establishing target distance. Types of ranging include echo, intermittent, manual, navigational, explosive echo, optical, radar, etc. See also spot.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ranging

    The disposal of troops in proper order for an engagement, manœuvres, or march, etc.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranging in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ranging in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Nurnberg:

    We have had wonderful discussions ranging over many subjects from the state of contemporary politics to University life in England.

  2. Michael:

    The purpose of parenting is to provide steady and wide-ranging opportunities for a child. The child does the rest.

  3. Host Alien Life -RSB- Dick:

    There is also the question of what I call astro-ethics, how do you treat alien life? How do you treat it differently, ranging from microbes to intelligence? So we had a philosopher at our symposium talking about the moral status of non-human organisms, talking in relation to animals on Earth and what their status is in relation to us.

  4. Sepp Blatter:

    I fully support the Football Association's position that significant and wide-ranging reforms are urgently needed at the very top of FIFA, including a change in its leadership.

  5. Kerry Sieh:

    There have been many, many attempts to find the impact site and many suggestions, ranging from northern Cambodia, to central Laos, and even southern China, and from eastern Thailand to offshore Vietnam, but our study is the first to put together so many lines of evidence, ranging from the chemical nature of the tektites to their physical characteristics, and from gravity measurements to measurements of the age of lavas that could bury the crater.

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