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gamut

1. Music
a. a scale, esp (in medieval theory) one starting on the G on the bottom line of the bass staff
b. the whole range of notes
2. Physics the range of chromaticities that can be obtained by mixing three colours

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.

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The range of blockbuster hits in 2002 ran the gamut from crowd-pleasing fantasies like ``Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones,'' ``Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'' and ``The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' to live-action versions of cartoon heroes ``Spider-Man'' and ``Scooby Doo.
In each dance, de Luis displayed an emotional range and technical skill that ran the gamut from utter abandon to complete control.
The WPE Conference Program drew a diverse audience that ran the gamut from project, design, process, product development and mechanical engineers to product, manufacturing, operations and purchasing managers to vice presidents, presidents and other upper management.
Equated by the curators with "gesture and form," the restlessness evoked in the show's title ran the gamut from Vanessa Beecroft's bevy of beige-clad models, suppressing yawns and fidgets, in her Piano Americano, 1995, to Phyllis Baldino's collection of manically brief narratives, In the Present, 1996.