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The word register can have several meanings. Very often it means: something that is written down so that there is a record (written proof) of something. It may, for example be a list of names.

It can also be used as a verb: to register, i.e. to write something down in an official register (e.g. a special book), e.g. to register a birth, marriage or death.

Registration is the act of registering or being registered.

Documents, records and government

  • Aircraft registration, compulsory registration of an aircraft with a government authority
  • Check register, booklet used to record account transactions
  • Family register, a registry used in many countries to track information of a genealogical or legal interest
  • Regesta, a record of assets in ancient Rome, from which the English word register is derived
  • Registered mail, trackable mail service available in most countries
  • Registered nurse
  • Registered partnership, similar to a civil union
  • Registered trademark symbol
  • Registration statement, in the United States, a set of documents including a prospectus, that a company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission before it proceeds with an initial public offering
  • Summit register (or canister), record of visitors to a mountain's summit
  • Vehicle registration, compulsory registration of a vehicle with a government authority
  • Vehicle registration plate, metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes
  • Voter registration, entry onto an electoral roll

Technology and telecommunication

  • Cash register, a device for recording retail transactions and storing money
  • FCC registration program, relating to telephone equipment in the United States
  • Hardware register, a placeholder for information about some hardware condition
  • Image registration, process of transforming different sets of data into one coordinate system
  • Printing registration, in color printing, the correlating of colors in a single image
  • Processor register, a component inside a central processing unit for storing information
  • Quantum register, the quantum mechanical analogue of a classical processor register
  • Register, an air-return vent or heating air duct in home and office heating.
  • Register (photography), attribute of a lens mount system
  • Register (sculpture), the separation of multiple pictographic scenes from each other
  • Register signaling, in telecommunications
  • Registered user, one who registers for a program or website and provides his or her credentials to access it
  • Status register, a collection of flag bits for a micro-processor


  • Register and contour tones, a linguistics term for tones distinguished by relative pitch
  • Register (phonology), a language that combines tone with phonation
  • Register (sociolinguistics), a form of a language used for a particular purpose or social setting


  • Indian Register of Shipping
  • International Register of Shipping
  • Korean Register of Shipping
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Naval Vessel Register
  • Norwegian International Ship Register
  • Norwegian Ship Register
  • Polish Register of Shipping
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • USS Register, the name of more than one United States Navy ship


  • Register (music), the relative "height" or range of a note, melody, part, musical instrument, etc.
  • Registration (organ), the art of combining the different sounds of a pipe organ to make the right sound for the piece of music


  • Registration acts (comics), fictional legislation that is a focus in Marvel Comics


Related pages

  • Incorporation (business)—includes registration of a corporation
  • Licensure
  • Registry (disambiguation)
  • Registrar
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