reg·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌre-jə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce registration (audio) \

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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Examples of registration in a Sentence

A $75 registration fee is due. The police officer asked to see my driver's license and registration.
Recent Examples on the Web Mi Familia Vota was one of two organizations that successfully lobbied for an extension of Arizona's voter registration deadline, though the order by U.S. District Court Judge Steven P. Logan was later overturned. Julia Musto, Fox News, "Arizona's battleground counties start tallying early ballots," 21 Oct. 2020 The voter registration deadline in Alabama is today, Oct. 19. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Outbreak Alabama: How will you vote during the pandemic?," 19 Oct. 2020 There will be social distancing rules during registration and packet pick-up and in the transition area, where there only be four bikes per rack instead of the usual 8-10. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Ironman will hold its first U.S. race since December 2019 in Tempe," 17 Oct. 2020 Prior to Missouri's voter registration deadline, the organization focused on registering first-time voters, especially at high schools. Rachel Schallom, Fortune, "How four Midwest women-owned businesses launched a nationwide voting initiative," 16 Oct. 2020 Arizona’s voter registration deadline was originally Oct. 5, after which Four Directions planned to turn to get-out-the-vote efforts. Maggie Astor, New York Times, "For the Navajo Nation, ‘Everything Takes Time,’ Including Voting," 15 Oct. 2020 In 2016, an unknown number of people were not able to register because of unprecedented demand, in part because of social media postings reminding people of the registration deadline that year. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, "Cut cable shuts down Virginia's online voter registration," 13 Oct. 2020 Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax called for the commonwealth to extend the voter registration deadline in light of the network failure. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Severed cable takes out Virginia voter site on registration deadline," 13 Oct. 2020 In Ohio, the voter registration deadline was Oct. 5, 30 days before the election, although early voting began on Oct. 6. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Ohioans favor opening up voting opportunities while maintaining existing security measures, new poll finds," 11 Oct. 2020

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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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24 Oct 2020

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“Registration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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


reg·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌre-jə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce registration (audio) \

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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