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[rej-uh-strey-shuh n]
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  1. the act of registering.
  2. an instance of this.
  3. an entry in a register.
  4. the group or number registered.
  5. an official act of registering one's name in the list of qualified voters.
  6. a certificate attesting to the fact that someone or something has been registered: a boat registration.
  7. Music.
    1. the act or technique of registrating.
    2. the selection of stops made by an organist for a particular piece.
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Origin of registration

1560–70; < Middle French < Medieval Latin registrātiōn- (stem of registrātiō). See registrate, -ion
Related formsreg·is·tra·tion·al, adjectivemis·reg·is·tra·tion, nounnon·reg·is·tra·tion, nounpre·reg·is·tra·tion, nounre·reg·is·tra·tion, nounsu·per·reg·is·tra·tion, nounun·der·reg·is·tra·tion, noun
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Related Words for registration

enrollment, booking, listing, certification, turnout, recording, matriculation, delegation

Examples from the Web for registration

Contemporary Examples of registration

Historical Examples of registration

  • And let the same rule be observed about the registration of the property of the metics.



  • "Let me see the registration slip from the Prefecture," he said, at last.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • The poet's registration in the parish records at Stratford is dated April 26, 1564.

    William Shakespeare

    Samuel Levy Bensusan

  • The duration of the registration of a print, label or trade-mark is twenty years.

  • The 5c registration stamp, when the present supply is exhausted, will be withdrawn.

British Dictionary definitions for registration


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

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