having a limited extent, as in distance or time: a short-range shot; a short-range plan.

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of small or limited extent in time or distance: a short-range forecast; a short-range gun

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Example sentences
We don't notice them in everyday life because they are short-range, extending
  over only tiny distances smaller than an atom.
But a couple of trends suggest that there may indeed be a growing market for
  relatively short-range electric cars.
If not, equip the plane with ongoing weather data from satellites rather than
  depend on short-range radar on the plane.
Our forecasting home page has more on both long-term and short-range
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