Repository definition

rĭ-pŏzĭ-tôrē
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A place where things may be put for safekeeping.
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One that contains or is a store of something specified.
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A warehouse.
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Acting gradually over a period of time.
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(now rare) A building for exhibiting objects; museum.
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A person to whom something is entrusted or confided; confidant.
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A museum.
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The definition of a repository is a place where things are stored for safe keeping, or where there is an ample supply of something, or a person or thing with a lot of information about something.

A building where weapons are stored is an example of a repository for weapons.

An area where there are vast amounts of diamonds is an example of a place where there are repositories of diamonds.

A person who has extensive details on his family's history is an example of a repository of information.

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A box, chest, closet, or room in which things may be placed for safekeeping.
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Any thing or person thought of as a center of accumulation or storage.

A repository of information.

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A burial vault; a tomb.
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A burial vault; sepulcher.
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A location for storage, often for safety or preservation.
  • (computing) The central location of files in a source control system.
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A burial vault.
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A person to whom a secret is entrusted.
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One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
repository
Plural:
repositories

Origin of repository

  • From Late Latin repositorium.

    From Wiktionary