[ri-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun, plural repositories.
a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale: a repository for discarded clothing.
an abundant source or supply; storehouse: a repository of information.
a burial place; sepulcher.
a person to whom something is entrusted or confided.
Chiefly British, warehouse.

1475–85; < Latin repositōrium that in which anything is placed; see reposit, -tory2

1. depot, storehouse, depository. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
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.  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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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "vessel, etc., for storage," from L.L. repositorium "store," in classical L., "a stand on which food is placed," from reposit-, pp. stem of reponere "put away, store." Figurative use is recorded from 1640s.
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Computing Dictionary

repository definition

1. See data dictionary.
2. The core of a CASE tool, typically a DBMS where all development documents are stored.

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Example sentences
With each open course offered, the content repository grows exponentially.
These metaphors would then be stored in the metaphor repository.
The ballot should then be physically transported to a secure repository and
  read by a machine by a second manufacturer.
It's the wellspring of all human feelings, behaviors, experiences as well as
  the repository of memory and self-awareness.
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