the distance at which a certain light, as that of a lighthouse, is visible to the eye at a given elevation, assuming that the weather is clear and that the light is sufficiently powerful to be visible from any point at which it appears above the horizon.
- Compare luminous range.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use geographic range in a sentence
Proponents say they are a simple way to ensure state boards retain authority and high standards, while making it easier for licensed medical professionals to expand their geographic range.Telehealth Took Off During the Pandemic. Now, Battles Over State Lines and Licensing Threaten Patients’ Options | Julie Appleby / Kaiser Health News | August 26, 2021 | Time
Though it ultimately depends on wind turbines, solar panels, biomass, or dams, it’s easier to store and transport and has better geographic range than the original power sources.
The geographic range of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the viruses responsible for dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever, is currently expanding.Mosquitoes that carry dengue might not survive rising temperatures | Sara Chodosh | July 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
This effect may limit the geographic range of the dengue virus, she and her team concluded.Mosquitoes that carry dengue might not survive rising temperatures | Sara Chodosh | July 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
The geographic range explains why the show is called “Wanderlust,” even if that title seems a little too fevered for these serene pictures.In the galleries: Humble materials yield extraordinary art | Mark Jenkins | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Dipodomys ordii oklahomae is, for some unknown reason, restricted to a limited geographic range.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii | Henry W. Setzer
It would be interesting to study the significance of this character to learn if each form has a geographic range.Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
The probable geographic range of each species and subspecies is shown on one of the maps.
The eastern extent of geographic range is not known (see map, Fig. 22).
Of T. muticus, whose geographic range is removed from that of ater, there are two subspecies.