ETYM Latin apertura, from aperire. Related to Aperient.
1. An opening in something.
2. An opening; usually small.
3. Controls amount of light admitted.
In photography, an opening in the camera that allows light to pass through the lens to strike the film. Controlled by shutter speed and the iris diaphragm, it can be set mechanically or electronically at various diameters.
ETYM From Range: cf. French rangée.
1. The limits within which something can be effective; SYN. reach.
2. The limits of the values a function can take.
3. A variety of different things or activities.
4. A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds.
5. A series of hills or mountains; SYN. mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains.
6. A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze.
span / spæn /
ETYM as. spann; akin to Dutch span, Old High Germ. spanna, German spanne, Icel. spönn. Related to Span.
1. A unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches).
2. The complete duration of something.
3. The distance or interval between two points.
The algebraic difference between the limits of the range from zero to full scale.
1. Process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space; SYN. spreading.
2. Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time; SYN. spreading.
3. Two facing pages of a book or other publication; SYN. spreadhead, facing pages.
4. A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers; SYN. paste.
1. Izraz kojim se opisuju skupovi nečega, od najnižeg elementa do najvišeg. Opseg može da označava i interval vrednosti, kao što je, recimo, opseg od 1 do 10.
2. Blok ćelija u tabelarnom proračunu.
range / reɪndʒ /
1. A block of cells selected for similar treatment in a spreadsheet. A range of cells can extend across a row, down a column, or over a combination of the two, but all cells in the range must be contiguous, sharing at least one common border. Ranges allow the user to affect many cells with a single command—for example, to format them similarly, enter the same data into all of them, give them a name in common and treat them as a unit, or select and incorporate them into a formula.
2. In more general usage, the spread between specified low and high values. Range checking is an important method of validating data entered into an application.