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reg·is·ter  audio  (rj-str) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions.
    2. A book for such entries.
    3. An entry in such a record.
  1. The act of registering.
  2. A device that automatically records a quantity or number.
  3. Computer Science A part of the central processing unit used as a storage location.
  4. An adjustable, grill-like device through which heated or cooled air is released into a room.
  5. A state of proper alignment: to be in register.
  6. Printing
    1. Exact alignment of the lines and margins on the opposite sides of a leaf.
    2. Proper positioning of colors in color printing.
  7. Music
    1. The range of an instrument or a voice.
    2. A part of such a range.
    3. A group of matched organ pipes; a stop.
  8. A variety of language used in a specific social setting: speaking in an informal register; writing in a scientific register.
VERB:
reg·is·tered, reg·is·ter·ing, reg·is·ters
VERB:
tr.
    1. To enter in an official register.
    2. To enroll officially or formally, especially in order to vote or attend classes.
  1. To set down in writing; record: "It is for the historian to discover and register what actually happened" (Robert Conquest).
  2. To indicate on or as if on an instrument or a scale.
  3. To give outward signs of; express: Her face registered surprise.
  4. To attain or achieve: registered a new high in sales.
  5. To cause (mail) to be officially recorded and specially handled by payment of a fee.
  6. To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
VERB:
intr.
  1. To place or cause placement of one's name in a register.
  2. To have one's name officially placed on a list of eligible voters.
  3. To enroll as a student.
  4. To be indicated on or as if on an instrument or a scale.
  5. To be shown or expressed, as on the face.
  6. To make an impression; be recorded in the mind: The warning failed to register.
  7. To be in proper alignment.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English registre, from Old French, from Medieval Latin registrum, alteration of Late Latin regesta, from Latin, neuter pl. past participle of regerere, to record : re-, re- + gerere, to carry

OTHER FORMS:
regis·ter·er(Noun), regis·tra·ble  (--str-bl) KEY (Adjective)


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