Definitions for gamutˈgæm ət
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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.
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- gammaCatalan, Valencian
- Tonskala, Tonleiter, Gamut, Skala, Farbpalette, FarbskalaGerman
- γκάμα, 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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