(dēpō) is from the French dépôt
which means a deposit (as in geology or banking) or a storehouse. In English
, depot can mean any one of a number of things, with minor variances between the different English speaking countries:
- "Depot" is a term used for providing details on the account held by one bank with another where it does not exist.
- In medical terms, a depot injection is a long-acting formulation of an injectable drug.
- The headquarters of a regiment or regiments where recruits are assembled and trained. Where Soldiers and officers awaiting discharge, Postings or injured soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.
In the U.S. Air Force and Army, this refers to a central location where items that are deemed unserviceable, such as broken munitions aircraft parts, tanks, and trucks can be sent for repair that cannot be provided by a standard operating base.