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repository

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noun re·pos·i·to·ry \ri-ˈpä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Simple Definition of repository

  • : a place where a large amount of something is stored

  • : a person who possesses a lot of information, wisdom, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repository

plural

repositories

  1. 1 :  a place, room, or container where something is deposited or stored :  depository

  2. 2 :  a side altar in a Roman Catholic church where the consecrated Host is reserved from Maundy Thursday until Good Friday

  3. 3 :  one that contains or stores something nonmaterial <considered the book a repository of knowledge>

  4. 4 :  a place or region richly supplied with a natural resource

  5. 5 :  a person to whom something is confided or entrusted

Examples of repository in a sentence

  1. a repository for nuclear waste

  2. He is the repository of many secrets.

  3. She is the repository of her family's history.



15th Century

First Known Use of repository

15th century


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repository

adjective re·pos·i·to·ry

Definition of repository

of a drug

  1. :  designed to act over a prolonged period <repository penicillin>



1950

First Known Use of repository

1950


Medical Dictionary

repository

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adjective re·pos·i·to·ry \ri-ˈpäz-ə-ˌtōr-ē\

Medical Definition of repository

  1. of a drug :  designed to act over a prolonged period <repository penicillin>





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