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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions";

2. the entire scale of musical notes;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gamut \Gam"ut\, n. [F. gamme + ut the name of a musical note. F. gamme is fr. the name of the Greek letter ?, which was used by Guido d'Arezzo to represent the first note of his model scale. See Gamma, and Ut.] (Mus.) The scale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scale \Scale\, n. [L. scalae, pl., scala staircase, ladder; akin to scandere to climb. See Scan; cf. Escalade.] 1. A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals. Specifically: (a) A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale. (b) A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan. (c) A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc. (d) (Mus.) The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor. [1913 Webster] 3. Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being. [1913 Webster] There is a certain scale of duties . . . which for want of studying in right order, all the world is in confusion. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile. [1913 Webster] Scale of chords, a graduated scale on which are given the lengths of the chords of arcs from 0[deg] to 90[deg] in a circle of given radius, -- used in measuring given angles and in plotting angles of given numbers of degrees. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gamut n 1: a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions" 2: the entire scale of musical notes
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "gamut": Indian file, array, articulation, bank, buzz, carry, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chromatic scale, compass, concatenation, connection, consecution, continuum, course, cycle, descent, diapason, dodecuple scale, drone, endless belt, endless round, enharmonic scale, field, file, filiation, gradation, great scale, hum, line, lineage, major scale, melodic minor, minor scale, monotone, nexus, octave scale, pendulum, pentatonic scale, periodicity, plenum, powder train, progression, queue, radius, range, rank, reach, recurrence, register, reticulation, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, scope, sequence, series, single file, spectrum, spread, stretch, string, succession, swath, sweep, temperament, thread, tier, train, tuning, whole-tone scale, windrow
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 May 2012):

gamut The gamut of a monitor is the set of colours it can display. There are some colours which can't be made up of a mixture of red, green and blue phosphor emissions and so can't be displayed by any monitor. [Examples?] (1994-11-29)




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