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What is the difference between "stove" and "range"?

Does one or the other imply a set of burners for heating food situated above an oven?

I'm primarily interested in answers for American English.

Related existing question that didn't directly answer my question: American words for gas stoves

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    What did the dictionary tell you? – Max Williams Jul 15 '16 at 6:48
  • Collins indicates that at least some people use 'range' (the kitchen fitting usage) as a hyponym of 'stove': Cookery: a large stove with burners and one or more ovens, usually heated by solid fuel. In the virtual collection of stoves I've built up, the term 'range' is normally applied (and restricted to) large cooking stoves (often manufactured in the US), thus multi-compartment old woodburners, Agas etc, and gas and electric cookers larger than the standard '4 jet' varieties. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 17 '16 at 20:50
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Not sure if this is helpful or it answers your question, this Quora answer mentions the difference and usage:

A stove only has cooking burners; a range includes a broiler and bake element. In the USA the words among consumers for stove, range, and oven are used interchangeably. (Cris Smith)

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