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repository

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

Definition of repository

plural repositories
1 :a place, room, or container where something is deposited or stored :depository
2 :a side altar in a Roman Catholic church where the consecrated Host is reserved from Maundy Thursday until Good Friday
3 :one that contains or stores something nonmaterial
  • considered the book a repository of knowledge
4 :a place or region richly supplied with a natural resource
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.

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First Known Use of repository

15th century


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repository

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Definition of repository

of a drug
:designed to act over a prolonged period
  • repository penicillin

First Known Use of repository

1950


REPOSITORY Defined for English Language Learners

repository

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Definition of repository for English Language Learners

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

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


Medical Dictionary

repository

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

medical Definition of repository

of a drug
:designed to act over a prolonged period
  • repository penicillin


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