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re·pos·i·to·ry

 (rĭ-pŏz′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. re·pos·i·to·ries
1. A place where things may be put for safekeeping.
2. A warehouse.
3. A museum.
4. A burial vault; a tomb.
5. One that contains or is a store of something specified: "Bone marrow is also the repository for some leukemias and lymphomas" (Seth Rolbein).
6. One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.
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repository

(rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a place or container in which things can be stored for safety
2. a place where things are kept for exhibition; museum
3. (Commerce) a place where commodities are kept before being sold; warehouse
4. a place of burial; sepulchre
5. a receptacle containing the relics of the dead
6. a person to whom a secret is entrusted; confidant
[C15: from Latin repositōrium, from repōnere to place]
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re•pos•i•tor•y

(rɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -tor•ies.
1. a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale.
2. an abundant source or supply.
3. a burial place; sepulcher.
4. a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
[1475–85; < Late Latin repositōrium store, tomb, Latin: portable stand; see reposit, -tory2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeepingrepository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
archive - a depository containing historical records and documents
bank building, bank - a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
drop - a central depository where things can be left or picked up
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
lost-and-found - repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
museum - a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
repertory - a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
sperm bank - a depository for storing sperm
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
treasury - a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
2.repository - a person to whom a secret is entrusted
confidant, intimate - someone to whom private matters are confided
3.repository - a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
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repository

noun
1. store, archive, storehouse, depository, magazine, treasury, warehouse, vault, depot, emporium, receptacle The church became a repository for police files.
2. storehouse, fund, mine, oracle He was the repository of all important information.
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repository

noun
1. A place where something is deposited for safekeeping:
2. One in whom secrets are confided:
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Translations

repository

[rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ] Ndepósito m
furniture repositoryguardamuebles m inv
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repository

[rɪˈpɒzɪtəri] n
(= store) → dépôt m
(= source) [information, knowledge] → dépositaire mf
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repository

n (= warehouse)Lager nt, → Magazin nt; (fig, of facts etc) → Quelle f(of für); (= book, library)Fundgrube f(of für); (liter, of secret) → Hüter(in) m(f)
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repository

[rɪˈpɒzɪtrɪ] n (of facts, information) → miniera; (warehouse) → deposito
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References in classic literature ?
The institution of temples and sacrifices, and the entire service of gods, demigods, and heroes; also the ordering of the repositories of the dead, and the rites which have to be observed by him who would propitiate the inhabitants of the world below.
As the air I breathe is drawn from the great repositories of nature, as the light on my book is yielded by a star a hundred millions of miles distant, as the poise of my body depends on the equilibrium of centrifugal and centripetal forces, so the hours should be instructed by the ages and the ages explained by the hours.
Banerjee, who has planned and written software to support integrated library systems, digital collections, and resource-sharing migrations, and Reese, head of digital initiatives at a university library, offer a manual on building digital libraries that addresses the issues surrounding institutional repositories, digital asset management systems, online educational resources, and digital libraries.
Now a day's open access to research through institutional repositories is an emerging and significant trend.
Rather than having one central data warehouse, the idea is to set up a bunch of site-specific clinical data repositories. Each hospital in the network has its own repository that holds clinical data for that institution.
Like other repositories, DigitalHub houses published research articles but is uniquely focused on nontraditional scholarly outputs created during the research process by faculty, staff, and students to provide open access to diverse knowledge.
The fees then go toward the production costs for the repositories, and cover their design, construction, operation and eventual decommissioning.
Macgregor traces various criticisms of IRs and notes that changing academic behavior "takes a long time." He concludes that "IRs need to remain a principal mechanism for achieving Open Access, whether we like it or not" ("The Long Read: Why Do Institutional Repositories Remain One of the Only Viable Options for Green Open Access?"; strathoa.tumblr.com/post/152680188170/the-long-read-why-do-institutional).
The changes in the forked repositories can be later integrated in the original repository.
A group of academic, specialized, and research libraries are also becoming serious about the data repositories and infrastructures needed for data curation.
State-of-the-art metadata repositories contain the following basic capabilities that support both the business and IT in the management of the organization's data: