One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With a specified distance between one person or thing and another.‘she fired at a range of a few inches’
- ‘Marines still have to learn how to accurately shoot an rifle at a range of 500 yards.’
- ‘Infrared cameras only work at a range of about 20 feet.’
- ‘He fired from the hip at a range of 20 yards.’
- ‘The missiles can theoretically hit a target up to a height of 10,000 ft and at a range of up to five miles.’
- ‘The ray, which proved effective at a range of 160 feet in testing in early July, projects from an antenna that can be mounted on the roof of police cruisers.’
- ‘This high-power radar was capable of detecting targets at a range of over 110 miles.’
- ‘One of the most exciting events was the biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing with shooting at targets at a range of 50m.’
- ‘It lets you connect gadgets without cables or cords, at a range of up to 30 feet.’
- ‘Heavy artillery, hitherto used only for siege work, was being rendered mobile by rail and road, and could engage targets at a range of over twenty-five miles.’
- ‘Bluetooth allows mobile devices to communicate with one another, at a range of about 30 feet.’
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