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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Details and registration:, "Recreation and outdoors calendar (July 15)," 14 July 2018 The events, activities, and attractions listed on the site include free options and some that require registration, fees or tickets. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 10 July 2018 The day will begin with a children’s bike, trike, stroller and wagon parade at 11 a.m. (registration at 10:30 a.m.) on the main lawn near the pavilion. Jeanne Houck,, "Independence Day: A blast in the 'burbs," 26 June 2018 The district office, 7776 W. Lake St., will close each Friday during summer at 1 p.m. District staff members will be available to assist with issues such as registration, residency services and other district matters during these times. Steve Schering,, "River Forest District 90 adjusts district office hours for summer," 11 June 2018 Three main entrances to the event included registration, prop checks and security, with separate lines for cosplayers, ADA accessible, and fans with and without bags. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 takeaways: What went well (and what didn't)," 30 May 2018 Tuesday’s Senate primary also turned out fewer Democrats than 2012’s primary, either because voters have switched registrations, or because neither candidate inspired quite as much enthusiasm. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Are West Virginia Republicans in Trouble?," 9 May 2018 As a family welcome center, U46’s language testing, registration, early childhood screenings and other services would be consolidated into one location. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "U46 board agrees to buy building for new family service building, bus parking," 8 May 2018 Pre-registration $25 per rider, $10 per passenger, $35 per rider day of event. Sentinel Staff, Ramona Sentinel, "Our Town Calendar: May 3-9," 3 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


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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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