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5 definitions found
 for gamut
From 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]

From 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.]
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     2. Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a
        measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.
        (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.
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     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
        [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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut
           of emotions"
      2: the entire scale of musical notes

From 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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     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.