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home range

noun, Ecology
the area in which an animal normally lives.
Origin of home range
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for home range
  • The conceptual home range may consist of one field, or more often will cross field or land use and cover boundaries.
  • In the herd's home range, warmer temperatures have spurred more mosquitoes and heavier snowfalls.
  • Red leaf monkeys are highly territorial and will challenge any intruders within their home range.
  • Kit fox dens have several entrances, and a fox usually has several dens within its home range.
  • Although the deer is a large animal, its home range is one of the smallest among wild ruminants.
British Dictionary definitions for home range

home range

(ecology) the area in which an animal normally ranges
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