reg·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌre-jə-ˈstrā-shən \

Definition of registration

1 : the act of registering
2 : an entry in a register
3 : the number of individuals registered : enrollment
4a : the art or act of selecting and adjusting pipe organ stops
b : the combination of stops selected for performing a particular organ work
5 : a document certifying an act of registering

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Synonyms for registration


enrollment (also enrolment), registry

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Examples of registration in a Sentence

A $75 registration fee is due. The police officer asked to see my driver's license and registration.

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The records show Democrats and Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly spent more than $102,000 in taxpayer funds on conference registration fees, meals and hotels, and on airfare or gasoline. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taxpayers reimbursed lawmakers $100,000 worth of travel expenses since 2015," 7 June 2018 Shaw suggests the state create a sliding scale for car registration fees. Aaron Randle And Kelsey Ryan, kansascity, "Black KC drivers get more tickets than whites. Race is only part of the problem | The Kansas City Star," 20 May 2018 The current machines and Georgia’s registration practices became the subject of national criticism during last year’s governor’s race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. Ben Nadler, The Seattle Times, "Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines," 23 Jan. 2019 Take voter purges, a tactic in which state governments go through the voter registration rolls and remove people who haven’t voted recently from the polls. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The Republican Party versus democracy," 17 Dec. 2018 If Ohio’s Supplemental Process were adopted nationwide, how many other infrequent voters could be removed from the voter registration rolls? Michael C. Herron, Washington Post, "If more states start using Ohio’s system, how many voters will be purged?," 17 June 2018 Nearly all of them — 350,000 people — were ultimately removed from the voter rolls The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that failing to vote can lead to getting knocked off voter registration rolls. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Elections Commission to send 384K postcards urging voter registration," 15 June 2018 Previously, a federal appeals court ruled against Ohio and stated that approximately 7,500 voters had been wrongly removed from the registration rolls in the 2016 election. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "How Ohio's 'Use It or Lose It' Voter Purge Could Affect Other States," 11 June 2018 Get ready to ask your current professors/school professionals for letters of recommendation and the office of records and registration for an official school transcript. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "How To Transfer Colleges When You Think You Want To Switch Schools," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of registration

circa 1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of registration was circa 1566

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English Language Learners Definition of registration

: the act or process of entering information about something in a book or system of public records
: the act or process of entering names on an official list
US : a document showing that something (such as a vehicle) has been officially registered


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Kids Definition of registration

1 : the act of entering on an official list Kindergarten registration begins today.
2 : a document showing that something is registered a car registration


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Legal Definition of registration

1 : the act of registering
2 : an entry in a register
3 : a document certifying an act of registering

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