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The high and low prices, or high and low bids and offers, recorded during a specified time.

Price Range

The high and low prices between which a security trades over a given period of time. The size of the price range is an indicator of volatility, with a large price range showing a great deal of volatility and a low range showing the opposite. A price range is also called simply a range.


The high and low prices reached by a security within a given period. A large range in relation to a security price tends to indicate greater price volatility, making the security a better candidate for trading purposes but not necessarily for investment purposes. Also called price range.


A division of land in the public land survey system.Each range line is approximately 6 miles apart and is identified according to its distance east or west from the principal meridian for the area. Range 1 West is in the column immediately west of the principal meridian for the area. See public land survey system.

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Sarkozy also attacked EU trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson who has proposed the EU cut food tariffs up to 51% to secure a deal, saying he "does not have the political weight to stand up to [the] colossal powers" ranged against him.
Many of the protesters plan to enter the capital from the outskirts on Thursday afternoon, the reports said, but the police and military ranged against them have orders to shoot any curfew violators.
However, the current abuses in the market are so serious that we have a duty to work together to achieve a just conclusion, however daunting the forces ranged against us.
With that weight of opinion ranged against the idea, you can guess what will happen - yes, we'll probably get the merger anyway.
Immediately after the World Trade Center attacks there was a worldwide resurgence of Samuel Huntington's thesis on the "clash of civilizations," with righteous Islam ranged against the liberal, Christian West--an argument that the author himself was in the process of revising.
She does not believe, for example, that the three learned professions of clergy, law and medicine were, at first at any rate, self-conscious groupings ranged against the laity and concerned to exploit their monopoly of expertise for profit and status.
The Arab world is unhappy about the Palestinian situation and the strength of a militant Israel ranged against stone-throwing Arab youths.
He understands they are people and not a demonised force ranged against him, " said psychiatrist Dr Philip Joseph after interviewing Martin in his court cell this morning.