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run the gamut

To cover or extend across a wide and varied range. The tech company's products run the gamut from home appliances to computer modules for spacecraft.
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run the gamut of (something)

To cover or extend across the entire, typically varied range of some category or type of thing. During the conference, presentations ran the gamut of topics about renewable energy, from reducing and reusing waste products in individuals' homes to harnessing natural resources not yet even imagined yet.
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run the gamut

to cover a wide range [from one thing to another]. She wants to buy the house, but her requests run the gamut from expensive new carpeting to completely new landscaping. His hobbies run the gamut from piano repair to portrait painting.
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run the gamut

Extend over an entire range, as in His music runs the gamut from rock to classical. This expression alludes to the medieval musical scale of Guido d'Arezzo, gamut being a contraction of gamma and ut, the lowest and highest notes respectively. [Mid-1800s]
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run the gamut

experience, display, or perform the complete range of something.
Gamut is a contraction of medieval Latin gamma ut, gamma being the lowest note in the medieval musical scale and ut the first of the six notes forming a hexachord. Together, therefore, they represent the full range of notes of which a voice or an instrument is capable.
1996 Europe: Rough Guide Russia's hotels run the gamut from opulent citadels run as joint-ventures with foreign firms to seedy pits inhabited by mobsters.
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run the ˈgamut of something

experience or describe a range of something: This poem runs the gamut of emotions from despair to joy. Gamut originally referred to a complete scale of musical notes or the range of a voice or a musical instrument.
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run the gamut, to

To extend over the entire range. The word gamut comes from Guido of Arezzo’s scale, a contraction of gamma, representing the lowest note of the medieval scale, G, and ut, the first note in any given scale (later called do). Acid-tongued Dorothy Parker was quoted as saying of actress Katharine Hepburn’s stage performance in The Lake (1933), “She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B”—that is, a very limited range of emotions.
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Limited gamut represents total information range of colour, tone, density, saturation, lightness that media can reproduce.
From ICC profile with the use of MONACO Platinum programe the gamut of prints is established.
Laser projection TV using SXRD display device that realizes wider color gamut and high contrast.
Gamut kicked off with a really good second to Alkaased in the Jockey Club Stakes over today's trip in May, finishing just a length and a half down despite having to shoulder a Group One penalty.
But Gamut has already proved his well-being and will benefit from a recent Newmarket run.
His voice runs the full gamut of emotions as Ravic falls in love; faces life-and-death situations in the operating room, often repairing botched abortions; and contemplates the possibility of revenge for the torture he endured at the hands of the Gestapo.
The deeper connotations of ordinary situations make for rich fodder to paint the gamut of human emotions.
My hope is that AdBumb continues to build on its position as the first place people go to find out what's really going on in this business--innovations, failures, the whole gamut," Hines said.
Known for their ease of use, reliability, color gamut and density, Lyson GF inks have a shelf life rated at 18 months, which allow pigments to stay in suspension for longer periods and eliminate the need to shake or adjust viscosity.
This shortage covers the gamut from entry-level positions to back-end technical support workers.
Outstanding research questions on the health effects of mold exposure run a broad gamut.
We're not calling up units, we're just using all the existing assets in theater and we're augmenting these assets with these individuals--various occupational specialties, various different types of officers running the whole gamut.
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes betting: William Hill: 11-10 Doyen, 9-2 Vallee Enchantee, 6-1 Warrsan, 7-1 Gamut, 8-1 Sulamani, 14-1 Bandari, 20-1 Tycoon, 25-1 High Accolade, Phoenix Reach, 33-1 Hard Buck, 150-1 Lunar Sovereign.
PUNTERS looking for value latched onto the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Gamut today ahead of Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.
Coral: Evs Doyen, 6-1 Vallee Enchantee, 7-1 Gamut, Warrsan, 14-1 Powerscourt, 16-1 Bandari, 20-1 Phoenix Reach, 25-1 Brian Boru, Hard Buck, High Accolade, 33-1 bar.