Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The stock of songs, plays, operas, readings, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform.
  • noun The class of compositions in a genre.
  • noun The range or number of skills, aptitudes, or special accomplishments of a particular person or group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French répertoire, from Old French, from Late Latin repertōrium; see repertory.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

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

    October 9, 2008