home range

noun
the area in which an animal normally ranges
Syn: ↑home territory
Hypernyms: ↑range

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noun
: the area to which an animal confines his activities — compare territory

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Ecol.
the area in which an animal normally lives.
[1880-85]

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home range noun
The area within which an animal normally confines its activities
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Main Entry:home

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home range,
a definite area over which an animal roams.

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n. Zoology an area over which an animal or group of animals regularly travels in search of food or mates, and that may overlap with those of neighboring animals or groups of the same species

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Home range — is a concept that can be traced back to a publication in 1943 by W. H. Burt, [Burt, W. H. 1943. Territoriality and home range concepts as applied to mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 24:346–352.] who constructed maps delineating the spatial extent or …   Wikipedia

  • home range — home′ range n. ecl the area in which an animal normally lives …   From formal English to slang

  • home range — n. Ecol. the area within which an animal normally ranges in the course of a day or a season …   English World dictionary

  • Home-range — Unter einem Aktionsraum (Englisch Home range) wird in der Zoologie und in der Sozial und Verhaltensgeographie die Größe des genutzten Lebensraumes eines Tieres bezeichnet. Der Aktionsraum eines Tieres ist meist wesentlich größer als das Revier,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Home range — Unter einem Aktionsraum (Englisch Home range) wird in der Zoologie und in der Sozial und Verhaltensgeographie die Größe des genutzten Lebensraumes eines Tieres bezeichnet. Der Aktionsraum eines Tieres ist meist wesentlich größer als das Revier,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Home Range —    The area in which a deer spends it s entire life which is thought to be less then a few square miles as long as food, water and shelter is available in that range …   Hunting glossary

  • home range — noun Date: 1884 the area to which an animal usually confines its daily activities …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • home range — the area over which an animal normally travels in its day to day activities …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • home range — Ecol. the area in which an animal normally lives. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • home range — /ˈhoʊm reɪndʒ/ (say hohm raynj) noun a defined region about which an animal habitually moves in its natural state …   Australian English dictionary

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