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 for Range of accommodation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Range \Range\, n. [From Range, v.: cf. F. rang['e]e.]
     1. A series of things in a line; a row; a rank; as, a range
        of buildings; a range of mountains.
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     2. An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an
        order; a class.
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              The next range of beings above him are the
              immaterial intelligences.             --Sir M. Hale.
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     3. The step of a ladder; a rung. --Clarendon.
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     4. A kitchen grate. [Obs.]
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              He was bid at his first coming to take off the
              range, and let down the cinders.      --L'Estrange.
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     5. An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in
        brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of
        cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
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     6. A bolting sieve to sift meal. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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     7. A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a
        ramble; an expedition.
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              He may take a range all the world over. --South.
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     8. That which may be ranged over; place or room for
        excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle
        or sheep may wander and pasture.
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     9. Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or
        extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as,
        the range of one's voice, or authority.
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              Far as creation's ample range extends. --Pope.
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              The range and compass of Hammond's knowledge filled
              the whole circle of the arts.         --Bp. Fell.
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              A man has not enough range of thought. --Addison.
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     10. (Biol.) The region within which a plant or animal
         naturally lives.
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     11. (Gun.)
         (a) The horizontal distance to which a shot or other
             projectile is carried.
         (b) Sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or
             projectile.
         (c) A place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is
             practiced.
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     12. In the public land system of the United States, a row or
         line of townships lying between two successive meridian
         lines six miles apart.
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     Note: The meridians included in each great survey are
           numbered in order east and west from the "principal
           meridian" of that survey, and the townships in the
           range are numbered north and south from the "base
           line," which runs east and west; as, township No. 6,
           N., range 7, W., from the fifth principal meridian.
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     13. (Naut.) See Range of cable, below.
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     Range of accommodation (Optics), the distance between the
        near point and the far point of distinct vision, --
        usually measured and designated by the strength of the
        lens which if added to the refracting media of the eye
        would cause the rays from the near point to appear as if
        they came from the far point.
  
     Range finder (Gunnery), an instrument, or apparatus,
        variously constructed, for ascertaining the distance of an
        inaccessible object, -- used to determine what elevation
        must be given to a gun in order to hit the object; a
        position finder.
  
     Range of cable (Naut.), a certain length of slack cable
        ranged along the deck preparatory to letting go the
        anchor.
  
     Range work (Masonry), masonry of squared stones laid in
        courses each of which is of even height throughout the
        length of the wall; -- distinguished from broken range
        work, which consists of squared stones laid in courses not
        continuously of even height.
  
     To get the range of (an object) (Gun.), to find the angle
        at which the piece must be raised to reach (the object)
        without carrying beyond.
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