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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Democrats have only a slim registration advantage over Republicans in that region. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "'Cal 3' backer urges court to dismiss lawsuit opposing California break-up plan," 14 July 2018 The annual gathering has typically been a low-key affair highlighting such things as voter registration and balloting devices. CBS News, "Top state election officials meet amid security concerns," 14 July 2018 The program is presented along with Partners for Achievement and requires advanced registration at Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 13 July 2018 With so many users, Nextdoor sees a big market in voter registration and education. New York Times, "Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics," 13 July 2018 The nine counties with the largest Republican registration advantage, though smaller than those dominated by Democrats, all beat the statewide turnout average. John Myers,, "California's primary election saw higher turnout than recent years, but most voters still skipped it," 10 July 2018 Democrats have only a slim registration advantage over Republicans in that region. Sophia Bollag, The Seattle Times, "Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in 3," 10 July 2018 Republicans must overcome a significant voter registration advantage for Democrats and a recent history of futility in statewide elections that goes back to 2006. Neil Vigdor,, "Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Face Trump Litmus Test At First Primary Debate," 12 June 2018 On the state level, the GOP once had solid voter registration advantages in both the 76th and 77th state Assembly districts in North County. Lauryn Schroeder,, "Interactive map shows where San Diego County's new voters are — by city, by precinct, by district, by party," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of registration

circa 1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

: a document showing that something (such as a vehicle) has been officially registered


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

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


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

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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