Definitions for gamutˈgæm ət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamut(noun)

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

  2. gamut(noun)

    the entire scale of musical notes


  1. gamut(Noun)

    A (normally) complete range.

  2. gamut(Noun)

    All the notes in the musical scale.

  3. gamut(Noun)

    All the colours available to a device such as a monitor or printer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamut(noun)

    the scale

  2. 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.]


  1. Gamut

    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.

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