register

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From Medieval Latin registrum, from Late Latin regesta (list, items recorded), from Latin regerere (to record, to carry back), from re- + gerere (to carry, bear). Compare Latin registoria (a treasurer). Some senses influenced by association with Latin regere (to rule).

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register (plural registers)

  1. A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
    The teacher took the register by calling out each child's name.
  2. A book of such entries.
    • Shakespeare
      As you have one eye upon my follies, [] turn another into the register of your own.
  3. An entry in such a book.
  4. The act of registering.
  5. A certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the vessel, to be used as evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title.
  6. One who registers or records; a registrar; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events.
    a register of deeds
  7. A device that automatically records a quantity.
  8. The part of a telegraphic apparatus that automatically records the message received.
  9. (telecommunications) A list of received calls in a phone set.
  10. (computing) A small unit of very fast memory that is directly accessible to the central processing unit, and is mostly used to store inputs, outputs or intermediate results of computations.
    • 1992, Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
      When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack.
    • 2014, Jason Gregory, Game Engine Architecture, Second Edition (page 90)
      If you can trace back through the disassembly to where the variable is first loaded into a register, you can often discover its value or its address by inspecting that register.
  11. (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
  12. (printing) The inner part of the mould in which types are cast.
  13. (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
  14. (music) An organ stop.
  15. (linguistics) A style of a language used in a particular context.
    • My ex-boss used "let go", in the euphemistic register, when he sacked me.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 5, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 275:
      It seems equally clear that the ‘Complement + Prepositionʼ order illustrated in (172) (a) is likewise highly marked, and hence subject to heavy restrictions on its use. And sure enough, this does indeed seem to be the case: for one thing, forms such as thereafter, herein, whereby are stylistically highly marked (e.g. they are only used in particular registers such as legal language).
  16. A grille at the outflow of a ventilation duct.
  17. (chiefly US) Clipping of cash register.

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register (third-person singular simple present registers, present participle registering, simple past and past participle registered)

  1. (transitive) To enter in a register.
  2. (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
    • 2008, Barack Obama, Letter to Vibe Magazine
      I am running for President to take this country in a new direction. But I can’t do it alone. I need you. Whether it’s the first time, or the first time in a long time, I need you to register and vote on November 4th.
  3. (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Tottenham, who lost William Gallas to injury before the end, struggled to find any sort of response and did not register a single shot on target.
    • 1914, Jack London, The Mutiny of the Elsinore Chapter VII
      In every way dinner proved up beyond my expectations, and I registered a note that the cook, whoever or whatever he might be, was a capable man at his trade.
  4. (transitive) To buy the full version of a trial software.
    This is a trial version, and is going to expire in 30 days! Please register!
  5. (transitive) To express outward signs.
  6. (transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
  7. (transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
  8. (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
  9. (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
  10. (intransitive) To make an impression.
  11. (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
  12. (law) To voluntarily sign over for safe keeping, abandoning complete ownership for partial.

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register n (singular definite registret, plural indefinite registre)

  1. database, registry, data repository
    Hun er ikke i registret for varulve.
    She is not in the registry of werewolves.
  2. (sociolingustics) register
    • 2006, Danske studier (ISBN 9788778764782)
      I midten af 1970'erne etablerede Child Directed Speech sig som en retning inden for børnesprogsforskningen, oprindeligt fordi man var inspireret af den antropologisk og sociolingvistisk funderede identifikation af et særligt register, Baby Talk, som voksne bruger i talen til børn (Ferguson 1977).
      In the mid-1970's, Child Directed Speech established itself as a branch in child language research, originally because one was inspired by the anthropologically and sociolingustically founded identification of a special register, Baby Talk, that adults use in speech with children (Ferguson 1977).
    • 1974, Dialektstudier
      I den sociolingvistiske litteratur læser man ofte at samtaleemnet som en komponent der indgår i de sprogligt interagerendes respektive definitioner af situationen,[sic] kan have indflydelse på valget af den kode eller det register som samtalen føres i.
      In sociolingustic literature, one often reads that the dialog topic, as a component in the lingustically interacting persons' respective definitions of the situation, may influence the choice of the code or register in which the dialogue is conducted.
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From Medieval Latin registrum

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register n (definite singular registeret or registret, indefinite plural register or registre, definite plural registra or registrene)

  1. a register (list or record)
  2. (music) a register (voice range in singing; part of an organ)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From Medieval Latin registrum

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register n (definite singular registeret, indefinite plural register, definite plural registera)

  1. a register (list or record)
  2. (music) a register (voice range in singing; part of an organ)

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register n

  1. a register, a list, an index, a catalog, a directory, a database
  2. a machine that keeps a register, a cash register

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Declension of register 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative register registret register registren
Genitive registers registrets registers registrens