Definition of free-ranging
1 : moving or able to move or range freely over a wide area without restriction free-ranging animals I began roaming the streets to observe how free-ranging cats—feral cats and strays, as well as house cats allowed to wander freely—make a living in a city.— James E. Childs
2 : not limited or narrow in scope or extent : wide-ranging a free-ranging discussion Mr. Enright is comparatively free-ranging and various in writing about what engages him; his subjects range from professors of literature to computers to "correctness" to aging and, above all, to words.— William H. Pritchard
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