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repository - a place where something is stored, but generally that exact item or likeness (in the digital world) is returned. A warehouse is a repository. In the case where the warehouse burns down, the caretaker of the reposited items is on the hook for the value of the items.
Please would you at least try to understand the meaning of these words by looking them up in the dictionary before posting?
Here is a link to the dictionary that I use. I find it very good and it is free.
depository — a place for storing things
repository — a place where things are stored
Now, does anyone know the difference between a depository and a repository?
Without looking at a dictionary, here's my feeling for these words.
depository - a place where things are stored when not in use
repository - a place where things are kept
Seriously though, they are nearly identical in meaning.
However, depository sounds more like a place where storage is meant to be for a long period of time, left untouched.
Repositories are meant to be a temporary storage area.
"Take the fossils out of the repository, and put them back when you are done."
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