repertory




A repertory is a collection of pieces that are ready to be performed, like a theater’s repertory of plays or a singer’s repertory of songs.

The word repertory is very similar to the related repertoire, and they share the Late Latin root repertorium, “inventory or list.” The French repertoire is generally more common, meaning “full range of what you can do.” Repertory is more likely to specifically mean a theater or company of actors with a regularly performed repertoire of plays.

Definitions of repertory
  1. noun

    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

    synonyms:
    repertoire
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    type of:

    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole

  2. noun

    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”
    synonyms:
    repertoire
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    type of:

    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole

  3. noun

    a storehouse where a stock of things is kept

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    type of:

    deposit, depositary, depository, repository

    a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

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