: involving or taking into account a short period of time
short-range plans
: relating to or fit for short distances

Examples of short-range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather missile defense system, designed to detect and shoot down short-range rockets fired into Israel. George Petras, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2024 Israel has over the years established – often with the help of the United States – a multilayered air-defense network that includes systems capable of intercepting a variety of threats, including long-range missiles, cruise missiles, drones and short-range rockets. Tia Goldenberg, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Apr. 2024 Iran has the largest arsenal of ballistic missiles and drones in the Middle East, including cruise missiles and anti-ship missiles, experts say, as well as short-range and long-range ballistic missiles with ranges up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,250 miles). Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2024 Increasingly affordable, short-range jammers are being installed on tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks, pickups, and even 4x4s. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Apr. 2024 The Iron Dome, which was activated in 2011 and has an effectiveness of about 90%, works by using radars to detect short-range rockets before destroying them with its own missiles. Koh Ewe, TIME, 9 Apr. 2024 The likes of the Bingo and Seagull make the most of electric technology with their unpretentious utility for short-range use like the daily commute, shopping and school run, with no long-range claims. Neil Winton, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Some days, Hezbollah has fired up to 100 short-range rockets. Isabel Kershner Sergey Ponomarev, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2024 Later, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that the North had launched several more short-range ballistic missiles from North Hwanghae Province. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of short-range was in 1869

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“Short-range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-range. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: involving or taking into account only a short period of time
short-range plans
: relating to or fit for short distances
short-range radar

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