Help with lens designations

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Help with lens designations

In reading another thread, I realize I'm not clear on how lenses are designated in terms of zoom length.

I saw this line in a review:  "Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR. This is the DX equivalent of Nikon’s popular full frame 24-120mm f/4."

How do I interpret this?  On a DX camera such as the D7500, is this performing like a 24-120 FF lens would do?  Or is it 16-80 on the DX camera?

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Fujifilm X30 Nikon Coolpix P900 Canon G7 X II Nikon D5600 Nikon D7500 +8 more
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