• WordNet 3.6
    • n registration the act of enrolling
    • n registration the act of adjusting something to match a standard
    • n registration (music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music; the technique of selecting and adjusting organ stops
    • n registration a document certifying an act of registering
    • n registration the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Registration The act of registering; registry; enrollment.
    • Registration (Mus) The art of selecting and combining the stops or registers of an organ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n registration The act of inserting or recording in a register; the act of recording in general: as, the registration of deeds; the registration of births, deaths, and marriages; the registration of voters.
    • n registration Specifically, in the law of conveyancing, a system for the recording of conveyances, mortgages, and other instruments affecting the title to real property, in a public office, for the information of all concerned. The general policy of registry laws is to make a duly registered instrument notice to all the world, so that no one can claim any advantage over the registered owner by dealing with an unregistered owner or claimant in ignorance of the registered title. Under some systems a specified time is allowed for registering; and in some neglect to register an instrument within the time limited marks it with infirmity. The more generally accepted principle is to give effect to each instrument in the order of its registration, as against all unregistered instruments of which the purchaser, etc., had no actual notice. Another important element in registry laws is a provision that the record or certified copy shall be evidence in all courts equally as the original; but in some systems the non-production of the original must be accounted for before the record can be received in lieu of it.
    • n registration In organ-playing, the act, process, art, or result of selecting or combining stops for playing given pieces of music. It includes every effect of light and shade, of quality or power, that is needed for a complete rendering, including the choice of manuals, the drawing and retiring of stops, and the use of all mechanical accessories, like couplers, the swell pedal, etc. In most recent organ-music the registration is somewhat carefully indicated by the composer or editor, but organs are so diverse that every player must interpret such marks for himself. Older music is usually unmarked, and the registration requires special study as well as special talent.
    • n registration One of numerous American statutes in various States, providing for registration, and often requiring it as a condition of the right to vote.
    • n registration In Great Britain and Ireland, the making up of a list of voters which, after judicial revision, is the accredited record of an elector's title to vote.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Registration act of registering: in organ-playing, the act of combining stops for the playing of given pieces of music
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. registratio, or F. régistration,. See Register (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. registre—Low L. registrum, for L. regestum, pl. regestare-, back, gerĕre, to carry.


In literature:

He proves the importance of synthetic registration in peoples.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
You'd have had to go to Leeds for stuff, and they'd ask you for your registration card, maybe.
"Tom Slade with the Colors" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
Inclose 10 cents for registration, and we guarantee safe delivery of Brush.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Registration at a central office of facts as to each dangerous thing or person.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Priscilla produced the registration-list, and triumphantly exhibited an unmistakable Kate Ferris.
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
The unfortunate receiver would have to pay eightpence, as a registration fee, for this shilling!
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Registrations of births, 113.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Prominent and onerous were the duties of the Registration Committee.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
But it is obvious that for a long time to come such a system of registration must be private.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Poor old Anna, for instance, very much disliked the process of Registration.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes

In news:

State officials say an online hoax is spreading untrue information about voter registration in Alabama.
Yesterday, City Paper reported on a backlog of unprocessed voter registration applications over at the City Commissioners.
Entry fee is $25 and the first 100 registrants will be guaranteed a t-shirt.
The Marion Junior Service Guild's Christmas Clearinghouse opens for registration next week.
The lobbying registration consultation could be handed to Chloe Smith, the minister who hit the news over her 'car crash' Newsnight interview.
The Republican-hired firm has been registering new voters in Florida, but some of its voter registrations forms have been called 'suspicious.
Big Apple Institute seminars are free of charge, but registration is required.
Big Apple Institute seminars, presented by Big Apple Lights, are free of charge, but registration is required.
Many things such as voter registration, issues and personality can contribute to the outcome of an election.
Win a free registration to the 2009 RH COT Conference and a 2-night stay at the host hotel.
A big thank you to all of the people who were in line at the Lexington County Voter Registration Office on Nov 1.
Includes access to hundreds of showcases, more than 80 music industry panels, College Day, dozens of Film Festival movies and events, CLE Entertainment Law Business Seminar, exclusive parties and a CMJ registration gift bag.
Pre-registration is required because the event sells out in advance.
Registration is under way for the fourth annual Palm Beach County Summer Golf Croquet League, which will play Tuesdays from July 31 through Aug 28 at the National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road.
Local organizers of the Movember campaign said so far more than 7,000 Manitoban registrants have donated nearly $500,000 in online pledges for prostate cancer and male mental health causes.

In science:

Thus there exists only a certain set of points at which a microobject might be once more observed after some its primary “registration”.
Algbrodynamics over complex space and phase extension of the Minkowski geometry
This avoids problems with spurious offsets from the other chips (due to no ob jects in the chip frame, for example) skewing the average offset; this procedure yields image registration to better than 0.1 pixel.
The Sloan Lens ACS Survey. IX. Colors, Lensing and Stellar Masses of Early-type Galaxies
Accurate spatial registration of the images, radio maps and STIS slit positions is essential for this study.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
The relative registration between the slit position and the peak-up centroid of the acquisition image is better than 5 mas or 0.1 STIS pixels.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
With a careful choice of initial parameters to prevent the routine from settling into local χ2 minima, we achieved a relative registration of the imaging and spectroscopic datasets to better than 10 mas.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110