AskDefine | Define repository

Dictionary Definition



1 a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping [syn: depository, deposit]
2 a person to whom a secret is entrusted [syn: secretary]
3 a burial vault (usually for some famous person) [syn: monument]

User Contributed Dictionary





From repositorium.


  1. a location for storage, often for safety or preservation
  2. a burial vault
  3. a person to whom a secret is entrusted



a location for storage, often for safety or preservation
a burial vault
a person to whom a secret is entrusted
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Extensive Definition

A repository is a place where data are stored and maintained. A repository can be
  • a place where data is stored
  • a place where specifically digital data are stored
  • a site where eprints are located
  • a place where multiple databases or files are located for distribution over a network,
  • a computer location that is directly accessible to the user without having to travel across a network.
  • a place where anything is stored for probable reuse
  • a place to store digital data


From Latin repositorium, place or thing for storage; from reposit- (pp. of reponere, to store, put away) + -torium,, suffix indicating the place or thing appropriate for the verb to which it is affixed.
repository in Catalan: Repositori
repository in Czech: Repozitář
repository in German: Repository
repository in Spanish: Repositorio
repository in French: Dépôt (informatique)
repository in Italian: Repository
repository in Japanese: リポジトリ
repository in Polish: Repozytorium
repository in Portuguese: Repositório
repository in Russian: Репозиторий

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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