a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
the entire scale of musical notes
A (normally) complete range.
All the notes in the musical scale.
All the colours available to a device such as a monitor or printer.
Origin: [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.]
In color reproduction, including computer graphics and photography, the gamut, or color gamut, is a certain complete subset of colors. The most common usage refers to the subset of colors which can be accurately represented in a given circumstance, such as within a given color space or by a certain output device. Another sense, less frequently used but not less correct, refers to the complete set of colors found within an image at a given time. In this context, digitizing a photograph, converting a digitized image to a different color space, or outputting it to a given medium using a certain output device generally alters its gamut, in the sense that some of the colors in the original are lost in the process.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gam′ut, n. the musical scale: the whole extent of a thing. [So called from the Gr. gamma, which marked the last of the series of notes in the musical notation of Guido Aretinus, and L. ut, the beginning of an old hymn to St John ('Ut queant laxis') used in singing the scale.]
The numerical value of gamut in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of gamut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- gammaCatalan, Valencian
- Tonskala, Tonleiter, Gamut, Skala, Farbpalette, FarbskalaGerman
- γκάμα, κλίμακα, μουσική κλίμακαGreek
- gamme, paletteFrench
- svið, röð, tónaskali, skali, tónarófIcelandic
- 전반, 전영역Korean
- GammLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gamma, pallet, toonladderDutch
- paletă, gamăRomanian
- skala, gam, renk paletiTurkish
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