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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: gamut, of, run, something
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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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Gamut mapping is commonly performed in 2D coordinate, such as CIE-[C.sup.*][L.sup.*] or CIE-[a.sup.*][b.sup.*] coordinates [3].
Because there are some problems within the present gamut calculation algorithms (analyzed in Section 2), a 2D gamut boundary calculating algorithm is developed for gamut mapping process in this paper.
In color reproduction systems, color gamut refers to the subset of colors which can be accurately represented in a given circumstance, such as within a given color image or by a certain color device.
The CIE-[a.sup.*][b.sup.*] gamut is a cross-section of 3D gamut along the constant lightness plane, and its boundary is the 3D gamut's outer intersection line with the same lightness.
If a sufficient number of sample colors are supplied, the 3D gamut can be described with the empirical algorithms.
Device was calibrated and characterized in the way to enable the largest gamut possible with given combination of paper and ink.
Large errors in chroma are present mostly for orange, dark blue and green colors, which are out of printer gamut. Differences in tone are also larger for reproductions on prints.
The reason for that is the fact that CRT monitor's gamut is larger than printer's gamut (Tab.2.), so as the possibility of color accurate reproduction, especially for very saturated colors.
The quality of their reproduction will mostly depend on improved gamut mapping algorithms, which will be the subject of our future research.
Assessing the Effects of Gamut Compression in the Reproduction of Fine Art Paintings, Proceedings of 3rd IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference, pp.
We will discuss the testing and measurement protocols that have been developed, the color gamut information that has been obtained, the status of the standards activities related to color characterization and the direction of the future work.
Using the color characterization data, we can plot the color gamut. Figures 1 and 2 were plotted using the data in ANSI CGATS TR00l.
Figures 3 and 4 show the comparison in color gamut and lightness vs.
Figures 5 and 6 show the color gamut and lightness vs.
The vision for the future is the establishment of reference printing characterization data sets that include color gamut and tone reproduction information that specify the relationship of CMYK to CIELAB.