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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a direction away from the launch site and along the flight line of a missile test range.

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  • adjective In the horizontal direction away from the launch site of a rocket in the direction of its travel.
  • adverb In the horizontal direction away from the launch site of a rocket in the direction of its travel.

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Examples

  • The U.S. expanded Camp Lemonier to five times its original size in 2006 and troops from all branches of the U.S. armed services "use the base when not working 'downrange' in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen."

    Printing: U.S., NATO Expand Afghan War To Horn Of Africa And Indian Ocean

  • The U.S. expanded Camp Lemonier to five times its original size in 2006 and troops from all branches of the U.S. armed services "use the base when not working 'downrange' in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen."

    U.S., NATO Expand Afghan War To Horn Of Africa And Indian Ocean

  • They have been used not only for air operations but for the training of a Stryker regiment, special forces and other combat units for "downrange" conflicts like those in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Dandelion Salad

  • But the walls aren't just a protective cocoon for far-flung outposts; ballistic windows offer protection while giving Marines a line of sight and the ability to fire downrange, meaning McCurdy's Armor can be deployed as both a defensive stronghold as well as a tactical firing position.

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  • But the walls aren't just a protective cocoon for far-flung outposts; ballistic windows offer protection while giving Marines a line of sight and the ability to fire downrange, meaning McCurdy's Armor can be deployed as both a defensive stronghold as well as a tactical firing position.

    Neatorama

  • It was also rooted in computer software that might not be available 'downrange'.

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  • It was also rooted in computer software that might not be available 'downrange'.

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  • It was also rooted in computer software that might not be available 'downrange'.

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  • It was also rooted in computer software that might not be available 'downrange'.

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  • It was also rooted in computer software that might not be available 'downrange'.

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  • “We talk about the enemy here, which is different from the enemy downrange, but which is just as deadly,” he said, using the military term used for a combat zone.

    The New York Times, As a Brigade Returns Safe, Some Meet New Enemies, by Timothy Williams, July 13, 2010

    July 14, 2010