Definition of short-range in US English:

short-range

adjective

  • 1(especially of a vehicle or missile) only able to be used or be effective over short distances.

    ‘short-range nuclear weapons’
    • ‘In this case, the guidance system in existence for their short-range missiles is more than adequate.’
    • ‘In the 1980s Asian armies were buying armored vehicles and short-range aircraft to control internal threats.’
    • ‘Well, I think it's been pretty clearly shown that it was a short-range missile.’
    • ‘More likely, the report goes on, they were intended as casings for short-range rockets.’
    • ‘The aircraft has seven wing-mounted weapon stations, including missile launchers for short-range air-to-air missiles.’
  • 2Of or over a short period of future time.

    ‘short-range forecasting’
    • ‘Increasing persistence with a number of short-range goals can help break up periods of boredom.’

Pronunciation

short-range

/ˈʃɔrt ˈˌreɪndʒ//ˈSHôrt ˈˌrānj/