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Dictionary definition for: Register

1. (v) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

2. (n) an official written record of names or events or transactions

3. (n) (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

4. (v) record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce" "file a complaint"

5. (n) a book in which names and transactions are listed

6. (v) enroll to vote; "register for an election"

7. (n) (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind

8. (v) be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"

9. (n) an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room

10. (v) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read "empty"

11. (v) have one''s name listed as a candidate for several parties

12. (n) a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device

13. (v) show in one''s face; "Her surprise did not register"

14. (n) a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill

15. (v) manipulate the registers of an organ

16. (v) send by registered mail; "I''d like to register this letter"

17. (v) enter into someone''s consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents" minds?"

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