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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Register  \Reg"is*ter\,  v.  t.  (Securities) 
  To  enter  the  name  of  the  owner  of  (a  share  of  stock,  a  bond, 
  or  other  security)  in  a  register,  or  record  book.  A 
  registered  security  is  transferable  only  on  the  written 
  assignment  of  the  owner  of  record  and  on  surrender  of  his 
  bond,  stock  certificate,  or  the  like 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Register  \Reg"is*ter\  (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  registre, 
  F.  registre,  LL  registrum,regestum,  L.  regesta,  pl.,  fr 
  regerere  regestum  to  carry  back  to  register;  pref.  re-  re- 
  +  gerere  to  carry.  See  {Jest},  and  cf  {Regest}.] 
  1.  A  written  account  or  entry;  an  official  or  formal 
  enumeration,  description,  or  record;  a  memorial  record;  a 
  list  or  roll;  a  schedule. 
 
  As  you  have  one  eye  upon  my  follies,  .  .  .  turn 
  another  into  the  register  of  your  own  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Com.) 
  a  A  record  containing  a  list  and  description  of  the 
  merchant  vessels  belonging  to  a  port  or  customs 
  district. 
  b  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  an  evidence  of  nationality  or  as  a 
  muniment  of  title. 
 
  3.  [Cf.  LL  registrarius  Cf  {Regisrar}.]  One  who  registers 
  or  records;  a  registrar;  a  recorder;  especially,  a  public 
  officer  charged  with  the  duty  of  recording  certain 
  transactions  or  events;  as  a  register  of  deeds. 
 
  4.  That  which  registers  or  records.  Specifically: 
  a  (Mech.)  A  contrivance  for  automatically  noting  the 
  performance  of  a  machine  or  the  rapidity  of  a  process. 
  b  (Teleg.)  The  part  of  a  telegraphic  apparatus  which 
  records  automatically  the  message  received. 
  c  A  machine  for  registering  automatically  the  number  of 
  persons  passing  through  a  gateway,  fares  taken  etc.; 
  a  telltale. 
 
  5.  A  lid,  stopper,  or  sliding  plate,  in  a  furnace,  stove, 
  etc.,  for  regulating  the  admission  of  air  to  the  fuel; 
  also  an  arrangement  containing  dampers  or  shutters,  as  in 
  the  floor  or  wall  of  a  room  or  passage,  or  in  a  chimney, 
  for  admitting  or  excluding  heated  air,  or  for  regulating 
  ventilation. 
 
  6.  (Print.) 
  a  The  inner  part  of  the  mold  in  which  types  are  cast. 
  b  The  correspondence  of  pages,  columns,  or  lines  on  the 
  opposite  or  reverse  sides  of  the  sheet. 
  c  The  correspondence  or  adjustment  of  the  several 
  impressions  in  a  design  which  is  printed  in  parts  as 
  in  chromolithographic  printing,  or  in  the  manufacture 
  of  paper  hangings.  See  {Register},  v.  i.  2. 
 
  7.  (Mus.) 
  a  The  compass  of  a  voice  or  instrument;  a  specified 
  portion  of  the  compass  of  a  voice,  or  a  series  of 
  vocal  tones  of  a  given  compass;  as  the  upper,  middle, 
  or  lower  register;  the  soprano  register;  the  tenor 
  register. 
 
  Note:  In  respect  to  the  vocal  tones,  the  thick  register 
  properly  extends  below  from  the  F  on  the  lower  space  of 
  the  treble  staff.  The  thin  register  extends  an  octave 
  above  this  The  small  register  is  above  the  thin.  The 
  voice  in  the  thick  register  is  called  the  chest  voice; 
  in  the  thin,  the  head  voice.  Falsetto  is  a  kind  off 
  voice,  of  a  thin,  shrull  quality,  made  by  using  the 
  mechanism  of  the  upper  thin  register  for  tones  below 
  the  proper  limit  on  the  scale.  --E.  Behnke 
  b  A  stop  or  set  of  pipes  in  an  organ. 
 
  {Parish  register},  A  book  in  which  are  recorded  the  births, 
  baptisms,  marriages,  deaths,  and  burials  in  a  parish. 
 
  Syn:  List;  catalogue;  roll;  record;  archives;  chronicle; 
  annals.  See  {List}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Register  \Reg"is*ter\  (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Registered}  (-t[~e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Registering}.]  [Cf. 
  F.  regisrer,  exregistrer  LL  registrare.  See  {Register},  n.] 
  1.  To  enter  in  a  register;  to  record  formally  and  distinctly, 
  as  for  future  use  or  service. 
 
  2.  To  enroll;  to  enter  in  a  list. 
 
  Such  follow  him  as  shall  be  registered.  --Milton. 
 
  {Registered  letter},  a  letter,  the  address  of  which  is  on 
  payment  of  a  special  fee,  registered  in  the  post  office 
  and  the  transmission  and  delivery  of  which  are  attended  to 
  with  particular  care 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Register  \Reg"is*ter\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  enroll  one's  name  in  a  register. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  To  correspond  in  relative  position;  as  two 
  pages,  columns,  etc.,  register  when  the  corresponding 
  parts  fall  in  the  same  line  or  when  line  falls  exactly 
  upon  line  in  reverse  pages,  or  (as  in  chromatic  printing) 
  where  the  various  colors  of  the  design  are  printed 
  consecutively,  and  perfect  adjustment  of  parts  is 
  necessary. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  register 
  n  1:  an  official  written  record  of  names  or  events  or 
  transactions  [syn:  {registry}] 
  2:  the  timbre  characteristic  of  a  certain  range  and  manner  of 
  production  of  the  human  voice 
  3:  a  book  in  which  names  and  transactions  are  listed 
  4:  an  arrangement  (usually  in  the  floor  or  a  wall  of  a  room) 
  for  admitting  or  excluding  heated  air  from  the  room 
  5:  a  device  (as  a  sliding  plate)  for  regulating  the  flow  of  air 
  into  a  furnace  or  other  heating  device 
  6:  a  cashbox  with  an  adding  machine  to  register  transactions; 
  used  in  shops  to  add  up  the  bill  [syn:  {cash  register}] 
  v  1:  record  in  writing;  enter  into  a  register 
  2:  register  in  a  public  office  or  in  a  court  of  law;  "file  for 
  divorce";  "file  a  complaint"  [syn:  {file}] 
  3:  register  to  vote;  "register  for  an  election" 
  4:  be  aware  of  [syn:  {record}] 
  5:  indicate  a  certain  reading;  of  gauges  and  instruments;  "The 
  thermometer  showed  thirteen  degrees  below  zero";  "The 
  gauge  read  `empty'"  [syn:  {read},  {show},  {record}] 
  6:  register  as  a  candidate  for  several  parties  [syn:  {cross-file}] 
  7:  show  in  one's  face;  "Her  surprise  did  not  register" 
  8:  send  by  registered  mail  "I'd  like  to  register  this  letter" 
  9:  enter  into  someone's  consciousness 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Register,  GA  (town,  FIPS  64372) 
  Location:  32.36560  N,  81.88411  W 
  Population  (1990):  195  (76  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30452 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  register 
 
  1.  One  of  a  small  number  of  high-speed  memory  locations  in  a 
  computer's  {CPU}.  Registers  differ  from  ordinary 
  {random  access  memory}  in  several  respects: 
 
  There  are  only  a  small  number  of  registers  (the  "register 
  set"),  typically  32  in  a  modern  processor  though  some 
  e.g.  {SPARC},  have  as  many  as  144.  A  register  may  be  directly 
  addressed  with  a  few  bits.  In  contrast,  there  are  usually 
  millions  of  words  of  main  memory  (RAM),  requiring  at  least 
  twenty  bits  to  specify  a  memory  location.  Main  memory 
  locations  are  often  specified  indirectly,  using  an  {indirect 
  addressing}  mode  where  the  actual  memory  address  is  held  in  a 
  register. 
 
  Registers  are  fast  typically,  two  registers  can  be  read  and  a 
  third  written  --  all  in  a  single  cycle.  Memory  is  slower;  a 
  single  access  can  require  several  cycles. 
 
  The  limited  size  and  high  speed  of  the  register  set  makes  it 
  one  of  the  critical  resources  in  most  computer  architectures. 
  {Register  allocation},  typically  one  phase  of  the  {back-end}, 
  controls  the  use  of  registers  by  a  compiled  program. 
 
  See  also  {accumulator},  {FUBAR},  {orthogonal},  {register 
  dancing},  {register  allocation},  {register  spilling}. 
 
  2.  An  addressable  location  in  a  {memory-mapped}  peripheral 
  device.  E.g.  the  transmit  data  register  in  a  {UART}. 
 
 




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