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



    BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒzətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpɑːzətɔːri//
    (pl. repositories) (formal)
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  1. 1a place where something is stored in large quantities
  2. 2a person or book that is full of information My father is a repository of family history. The foundation is the largest repository of the artist’s work. The site is near an underground repository for radioactive waste.
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Old French repositoire or Latin repositorium, from reposit- ‘placed back’, from the verb reponere ‘replace’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + ponere ‘to place’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: repository