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spans, plural;
  1. (of a bridge, arch, etc.) Extend from side to side of
    • - the stream was spanned by a narrow bridge
  2. Extend across (a period of time or a range of subjects)
    • - their interests span almost all the conventional disciplines
  3. Cover or enclose with the length of one's hand
    • - her waist was slender enough for him to span with his hands
Noun
  1. A rope with its ends fastened at different points to a spar or other object in order to provide a purchase

  2. A team of people or animals, in particular

  3. A matched pair of horses, mules, or oxen


  1. cross: to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
  2. the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
  3. the distance or interval between two points
  4. couple: two items of the same kind
  5. a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
  6. bridge: a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
  7. Span is the distance between two intermediate supports for a structure, e.g. a beam or a bridge. A span can be closed by a solid beam or of a rope. The first kind is used for bridges, the second one for power lines, overhead telecommunication lines, some type of antennas or for aerial tramways.
  8. SPAN was a Norwegian rock band that formed in 2000 from the ashes of two other outfits; Explicit Lyrics and Squid. ...
  9. A span, in category theory, is a generalization of the notion of relation between two objects of a category. When the category has all pullbacks (and satisfies a small number of other conditions), spans can be considered as morphisms in a category of fractions.
  10. Connect Four (also known as Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Four in a Row, and Four in a Line) is a two-player game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping their colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically-suspended grid. ...
  11. In the mathematical subfield of linear algebra, the linear span, also called the linear hull, of a set of vectors in a vector space is the intersection of all subspaces containing that set. The linear span of a set of vectors is therefore a vector space.
  12. The Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1996 by Gerald and Elsie Weyrauch, whose 34-year-old daughter, Terri, died by suicide. ...
  13. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom; Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time; The spread or extent of an arch or between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between supports; The length ...
  14. (Spans) A raster-based GIS software package produced by PCI-Geomatics
  15. The horizontal distance from eaves to eaves.
  16. The clear distance that a framing member carries a load without support between structural supports. The horizontal distance from eaves to eaves.
  17. Width of building inside to inside of wall panels (sidewall to sidewall).
  18. The distance between the main frame columns measured parallel to the endwall.
  19. To cover all contingencies within a specified range.
  20. the kite width, the size of the kite measured at right angles to the wind. Usually the longest dimension of a kite.
  21. Distance from edge of thumb hole nearest to the center, to the edge of finger holes nearest to the center.
  22. How far a bellow opens; includes the thickness of both pieces of wood (or other material). (See Recovering Bellows - click here), Or, return to the previous page - Click Here
  23. On a bowling ball, the distance between the thumb and finger holes
  24. The algebraic difference between the limits of the range.
  25. The region (in base coordinates) where a sequence feature begins and where it ends