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the complete range of something
  • How to Memorize
    • gamut - range
  • Analysis

    A ‘gamut’ of something is the total extent of things of that kind or at least a wide variety of it. The word implies a graduated series running from one possible extreme to another, like a musical scale. Tends to be used more in a professional context and is often preceded by ‘run’, as in ‘run the gamut’ of something.

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    Synonymsspectrumscope, compass,
  • Example(s)
    1. I think we’ve covered the gamut of issues that needed to be discussed, so we can end the meeting now.

    2. The book caused me to run the gamut of emotions, from happiness to sorrow and fear to calm.

    3. Moving abroad to live and work has opened up a whole gamut of new experiences for me. It’s been quite an adventure.