Repository Re*pos"i*to*ry (r[-e]*p[o^]z"[i^]*t[-o]*r[y^]), n. [L. repositorium, repostorium: cf. OF. repositoire.] A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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  • repository — re|pos|i|to|ry [rıˈpɔzıtəri US rıˈpa:zıto:ri] n plural repositories formal 1.) a place or container in which large quantities of something are stored = ↑store repository of/for ▪ a fire proof repository for government papers 2.) a person or book… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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