registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
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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Doctors told the family Addyson's disorder requires a near-perfect bone marrow match, but out of 14 million donors in the Be The Match registry - one of the largest marrow registries in the world - none are a match. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "'I feel like we are staring death in the face': Family pleads for bone marrow donors for 3-year-old," 22 Aug. 2019 Without such a registry, the system is useless because there is no way for the government to prove whether a transaction is in compliance with the law. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 22 Aug. 2019 To avoid being targeted, Kuwaiti oil tankers were re-flagged under the U.S. shipping registry, obscuring their true ownership. Rockford Weitz, The Conversation, "What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?," 19 July 2019 Since 2001, 19 species, including lions, tigers, and gorillas, have to either be recorded onto a state registry, or owners face an outright ban. Ines Novacic, CBS News, ""Bred simply to be shot": Inside America's exotic hunting industry," 9 June 2019 In rebalancing the designers’ registry, ED’s editors had only to look at our own design coverage to find top talent. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "The Women on This Year's ELLE Decor A-List Outnumber the Men," 22 May 2019 But, the registry has been rife with irregularities. Fox News, "After Epstein death, glaring loopholes in national sex offender registry raise concerns," 16 Aug. 2019 According to Margaret Hamburg, co-chair of the advisory committee and foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine, the committee has called for the establishment of a registry of relevant research in this area. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "Scientists Seek Better Guidelines for Editing Genes in Human Embryos," 15 Aug. 2019 Not liking the idea of a registry is an excellent reason for not having one. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: They ask how we made our baby. Do I really have to explain?," 12 Aug. 2019

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

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
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 How to pronounce registry (audio) \
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 How to pronounce registry (audio) \
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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