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[rej-uh-strey-shuh n] /ˌrɛdʒ əˈstreɪ ʃən/
the act of registering.
an instance of this.
an entry in a register.
the group or number registered.
an official act of registering one's name in the list of qualified voters.
a certificate attesting to the fact that someone or something has been registered:
a boat registration.
  1. the act or technique of registrating.
  2. the selection of stops made by an organist for a particular piece.
Origin of registration
1560-70; < Middle French < Medieval Latin registrātiōn- (stem of registrātiō). See registrate, -ion
Related forms
registrational, adjective
misregistration, noun
nonregistration, noun
preregistration, noun
reregistration, noun
superregistration, noun
underregistration, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for registration
  • News about automobile registration and license plates.
  • Or a registration process that doesn't cost you days away from your job.
  • At the end of the registration period, ten political parties were rejected by the regime's handpicked election commission.
  • Group and individual registration will be available online closer to the event.
  • In response, the agency is moving to cancel the pesticide's registration.
  • Admission is free, but advance registration is required for this reception.
  • Surges in registration and in requests for absentee ballots are not the only measures of voter conviction, of course.
  • Due to limited space on inventory teams, advance registration is required to ensure a spot on a team.
  • Car manufacturers actually share a significant amount of research either directly or via patent registration and leasing.
  • Governments and campaigners want tighter scrutiny of company registration.
British Dictionary definitions for registration


  1. the act of registering or state of being registered
  2. (as modifier): a registration number
an entry in a register
a group of people, such as students, who register at a particular time
a combination of organ or harpsichord stops used in the performance of a piece of music
  1. a tax payable by the owner of a motor vehicle
  2. the period paid for
Derived Forms
registrational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for registration

1560s, from Middle French registration and directly from Medieval Latin registrationem (nominative registratio) "a registering," noun of action from past participle stem of registrare (see register (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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