registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ˈre-jə-strē \
plural registries

Definition of registry 

2 : the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register : flag

3 : a place of registration

4a : an official record book

b : an entry in a registry

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Examples of registry in a Sentence

the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles got a copy of the couple's bridal registry from the store's computer and scanned it for items we could afford

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Documents obtained from Singapore’s corporate registry show the society’s majority shareholder, Wong Qian Liang, was a business partner of Mr. Fahumee’s. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "Fake Signals and Illegal Flags: How North Korea Uses Clandestine Shipping to Fund Regime," 28 Nov. 2018 This graphic from regional Internet registry RIPE NCC shows how the domino effect played out over a two-hour span. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through China," 12 Nov. 2018 Members of Congress have also taken up the cause recently, with several campaigning for a new bill that would help provide coverage to the 140,000-plus signatories of the Veterans Administrations burn pit registry. Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News, "Veterans facing new obstacle after appeal is denied in burn pit case," 2 Oct. 2018 The study looked at patients ages 19 to 91 from breast cancer registries in six states, including Illinois. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "'If I lived on the North Side': Neighborhood may matter more than race in breast cancer survival rates," 9 July 2018 There’s also a wedding registry section, perfect for the discerning bride seeking the well-curated. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "From Goop Lab to One Kings Lane: 8 New Design Destinations to Know," 7 Nov. 2018 Keith MacDonald for Vox Media In the past five years, wedding-planning app Zola has risen as a competitor to major retail stores Crate and Barrel, Macy’s and Nordstrom in being the destination for gift registries. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Why Crate and Barrel is partnering with rising digital competitor Zola: Customers ‘want to shop where they want to shop’," 18 Sep. 2018 For the study, researchers from the CDC analyzed data from cancer registries that cover nearly 98 percent of the U.S. population. Korin Miller, SELF, "Throat and Anal Cancers Caused by HPV Are on the Rise—Here's How to Stay Safe," 24 Aug. 2018 The ruling comes just days after Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics filed a lawsuit against the island’s health department and demographic registry seeking more data on the number of deaths reported after Maria. Time, "Puerto Rico Ordered to Release Hurricane Maria Death Records," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of registry

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 4a

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registry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of registry

: a place where official records are kept

: a book or system for keeping an official list or record of items

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ˈre-jə-strē \
plural registries

Kids Definition of registry

: a place where registration takes place a registry of motor vehicles

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ˈrej-ə-strē \
plural registries

Medical Definition of registry 

1 : a place where data, records, or laboratory samples are kept and usually are made available for research or comparative study a cancer registry

2 : an establishment at which nurses available for employment are listed and through which they are hired

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registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ˈre-jə-strē \
plural registries

Legal Definition of registry 

1 : registration an instrument filed for registry in the conveyance recordsLouisiana Civil Code

2 : the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register

3 : a place of registration : a place where official records and documents are kept the registry of motor vehicles registry of deeds

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