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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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