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gamut (GAM-uht) noun
The complete range of something.
[From Medieval Latin, contraction of gamma ut, from gamma (third letter of the Greek alphabet), used to represent the lowest tone + ut, from the names of the notes ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si (ut and si later changed to do and ti). Gamma + ut contracted to gamut and the meaning expanded to denote all notes. The names of the notes are derived from the initial syllables of a Latin hymn.]
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus.
"'Our biggest problem is basic infrastructure strain, and that covers
the gamut - electricity, water, telephone service - you name it, we
have continuous basic problems with all of them,' [Alain Tiphaine]
All restraints upon man's natural liberty, not necessary for the simple maintenance of justice, are of the nature of slavery, and differ from each other only in degree. -Lysander Spooner, lawyer (1808-1887)
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