Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The stock of songs, plays, operas, readings, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform.
  • n. The class of compositions in a genre: has excellent command of the chanteuse repertoire.
  • n. The range or number of skills, aptitudes, or special accomplishments of a particular person or group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A list of dramas, operas, pieces, parts, etc., which a company or a person has rehearsed and is prepared to perform or display
  • n. A set of skills possessed by a person. A collection of items.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A list of dramas, operas, pieces, parts, etc., which a company or a person has rehearsed and is prepared to perform.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A repertory; specifically, in music and the drama, the list of works which a performer or company of performers has carefully studied, and is ready to perform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
  • n. 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

Etymologies

French répertoire, from Old French, from Late Latin repertōrium; see repertory.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French répertoire, from Late Latin repertorium ("an inventory, list, repertory"), from Latin reperire ("to find, find out, discover, invent"), from re- ("again") + parire, usually parere ("to produce"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • An a&r (person or occupation/position) refers to artist and répertoire, in the music industry.

    October 9, 2008