Definition of repertory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrepətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrepərtɔːri//
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  1. 1(informal rep) [uncountable] the type of work of a theatre company in which different plays are performed for short periods of time an actor in repertory a repertory company
  2. 2[countable] (formal) = repertoire (1)
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting an index or catalogue): from late Latin repertorium, from Latin repert- ‘found, discovered’, from the verb reperire. Sense 1 (arising from the fact that a company has a “repertory” of pieces for performance) dates from the late 19th cent.
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