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n. pl. rep·er·to·ries
1. A repertoire.
a. A theater in which a resident company presents works from a specified repertoire, usually in alternation.
b. A repertory company.
a. A place, such as a storehouse, where a stock of things is kept; a repository.
b. Something stored in or as if in such a place; a stock or collection.
1. Of or relating to a repertory company.
2. Of or relating to an independent movie theater that shows a selected program of films usually including revivals.

[Late Latin repertōrium, from Latin repertus, past participle of reperīre, to find out : re-, re- + parīre, to get, beget; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

rep′er·to′ri·al adj.
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(ˈrɛpətərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. the entire stock of things available in a field or of a kind; repertoire
2. a building or place where a stock of things is kept; repository
3. (Theatre) short for repertory company
[C16: from Late Latin repertōrium storehouse, from Latin reperīre to obtain, from re- + parere to bring forth]
ˌreperˈtorial adj
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(ˈrɛp ərˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a type of theatrical presentation in which a company performs several works regularly or in alternate sequence in one season.
2. Also called rep′ertory com`pany (or the`ater).a theatrical company that presents productions in this manner.
4. a store or stock of things available.
5. a storehouse or repository.
[1545–55; < Late Latin repertōrium inventory < Latin reper(īre) to discover, find (re- re- + -perīre, comb. form of parere to bring forth, produce) + -tōrium -tory2]
rep`er•to′ri•al, adj.
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 provincial theatres collectively; a treasury or book in which anything is to be found—Johnson, 1755; a storehouse of knowledge; repertoire.
Examples: repertory of unconnected criticism, 1839; of all histories, 1593; of German lyric stage, 1845; of statutes and usages, 1868.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repertory - a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
2.repertory - the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation; "the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism"; "has a large repertory of dialects and characters"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
3.repertory - a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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noun repertoire, list, range, stock, supply, store, collection, repository Her repertory of songs was vast.
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A. N (= stock) → repertorio m
B. CPD repertory company Ncompañía f de repertorio
repertory theatre, repertory theater (US) Nteatro m de repertorio
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[ˈrɛpərtəri] n (also repertory theatre) → théâtre m de répertoirerepertory company ntroupe f théâtrale permanente
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(also repertory theatre)Repertoire-Theater nt; to act in repertory, to play repertoryRepertoire-Stücke spielen; he was in repertoryer spielte an einem Repertoire-Theater
(= songs, plays) = repertoire
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1. n (Theatre) (fig) (of jokes, songs) → repertorio
to act in repertory → far parte di una compagnia di repertorio
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Given the fact that there are upwards of 120 repertories in homoeopathy (according to Julian Winston in The Heritage of Homeopathic Literature (1) it is surprising that not a lot has been written about the use of them.
In their different ways, the four essays below are products of a tendency that has been increasingly in evidence in early modern theatre studies over the last twenty years; namely, a willingness to approach plays in relation to the acting companies that staged them and the other works in those companies' repertories, rather than simply as part of the oeuvre of a particular dramatist.
ASCAP also represents the repertories created by the international affiliates of 70 foreign performing rights organizations.
The degree to which Malakhov will attempt to maintain the diversity of the repertories of the Staatsoper Ballet and Deutsche Oper Ballet will be something to watch.
Moreover, the cross-cultural itineraries and diverse demographic coverage of the instrument testify to its remarkable adaptability to changing styles and contexts, which, in turn, allowed the guitar to assume a major role in transmitting throughout Europe many popular and even New World repertories. The large cultural and stylistic breadth of the instrument has not made it easy for musicology to digest.
Indeed, home and road audiences often presented orchestras with trying challenges, forcing musicians and singers to compromise their repertories. Thomas' transcontinental tours often dragged on, sucked up plenty of money, and often did not even cover the orchestra's expenses.
It cannot be said that the bandora was the forerunner of any modern instrument, nor had it any impact on the various instrumental repertories that were evolving at this time; to Elizabeth's subjects, though, the instrument probably had as much impact on the consort repertory as its smaller gut-strung cousin the lute, and it is clear that it was among the instruments that any plucked-string player might have been expected to master.
The linkage between audience and repertory that this approach performs is also congruent with the current critical development of repertory-based methodologies, which seek to identify and define connections between theatrical repertories and the conditions in which they were created and performed.
By focusing his study primarily on sacred vocal music in Milan in this period, Kendrick shows how these sung repertories were central to the musical life of the palaces and churches in Milan.
Works like this Pink/Feeney Hunchback, with all respect, hardly go toward solving the problem facing modern ballet repertories even if they very clearly illuminate it.
Thus the editors have divided the book into two large sections, with the first devoted mostly to repertories and performance, and the second to aspects of music theory, both practical (i.e., didactic, perceived as a learning and/or analytical tool in the crafting of musical composition) and speculative.

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