Definition of registry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrejəstrē/

noun (plural registries)

1A place or office where registers or records are kept.
Example sentences
  • The civil registry numbers were used to link the records in both registries.
  • The world's registrars and registries didn't agree.
  • Firstly, we believe it is wrong to be too prescriptive about the choice of registry because registries for trials are in an early stage of development.
1.1An official list or register: a recognized purebred dog registry
More example sentences
  • The computer-based registry, which lists individual Americans who contributed to the war effort, will be located in the memorial information center.
  • The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors is considering requiring all clinical trials submitted for publication to be listed in a registry.
  • The Federal Trade Commission's popular do-not-call list has reined in telemarketers, but a similar registry won't work for junk e-mail, the agency says.
2.1The nationality of a merchant ship: converted trawlers of local registry
More example sentences
  • ‘That's a civilian ship bearing a Republican registry,’ Collard said.
  • What is this ship's name, registry, crew complement and purpose?
  • The world will not have seen the like of Cunard's QM2, which will carry the name of Southampton, her city of registry, emblazoned on her hull, to all corners of the globe, after she enters service in January of next year.

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Syllabification: reg·is·try

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