Definition of repertoire
- the instruction repertoire of a computer
- our modern orchestral repertoire
- the repertoire of literary criticism
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The band's repertoire includes both classic and modern jazz.
He has a limited repertoire when it comes to cooking.
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The Late Latin noun repertorium, meaning "list," has given us two words that can be used to speak of the broad range of things that someone or something can do. One is repertory, perhaps most commonly known as a word for a company that presents several different plays, operas, or other works at one theater, or the theater where such works are performed. Repertoire, which comes from repertorium via French, once meant the same thing as repertory but later came to refer to the range of skills that a person has under his or her belt, such as the different pitches a baseball pitcher can throw or the particular dishes that are a chef's specialty.
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