Definition of registry in English:



  • 1A place where registers or records are kept.

    ‘MI5 maintains a large registry of files on individuals and organizations’
    • ‘Only the registries are getting rich these days.’
    • ‘The British Bone Marrow Registry, which is run by the National Blood Service, was formed in 1987 and works in conjunction with other UK donor registries.’
    • ‘The organisation also stands accused of extorting money from other organisations worldwide in order to maintain the registries.’
    • ‘His medical information was not available, and the registries were closed at the time, he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Central registries, which opened and kept track of files in an orderly fashion, have long gone.’
    • ‘The BBMR is a division of the National Blood Service, which works in co-operation with the other UK bone marrow donor registries.’
    • ‘In practice, this is the stance taken by most UK cancer registries, which do not require consent from next of kin before disclosing cancer diagnoses for genetic counselling.’
    • ‘The civil registry numbers were used to link the records in both registries.’
    • ‘Additionally, steps are being taken to encourage the prospective registration of trials through trial registries.’
    • ‘These standards formalize four mandatory rules and two recommended rules that registries must follow in order to issue IDNs.’
    • ‘One registrar should also be able to link directly to different registries all over the world, making the system far more like the actual Internet.’
    • ‘In short, CMS will expand coverage, coordinate patient registries, and support clinical outcomes research.’
    • ‘It is in such registries that the documents initiating proceedings are presented for filing.’
    • ‘The world's registrars and registries didn't agree.’
    • ‘Electronic product registries assign each item a 14-digit code, then include it on a global list accessible to retailers.’
    • ‘In Hong Kong death registration at one of four death registries is required by law and is usually done by one of the more educated relatives of the dead person.’
    • ‘Across the country, more than 50 cities and counties offer such registries.’
    • ‘Incidence rates are taken from multiple state-operated cancer registries, each with its own methods of data collection.’
    • ‘Last month they met Tony Blair at Downing Street, who pledged to boost the size of the registries, commit funds and organise a publicity campaign.’
    book, account book, record book, register, registry, log
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    1. 1.1An official list or register.
      • ‘It is probably the need to accept that uncomfortable reality that is the greatest impediment to ensuring donor registries are well subscribed.’
      • ‘State officials put this information in a central registry and make it available to the public, in part, by posting it on the Internet.’
      • ‘Searching for matched donors within these registries takes only 1-2 days and is done free of charge.’
      • ‘You explained that Alice has a very rare tissue type and that, although efforts continue, searches of the bone marrow registries worldwide have not so far found a good match.’
      • ‘A total of 1,357 deaths were identified from the death registries.’
      • ‘To assuage worries that MPs are being unduly influenced by these posh trips, House of Commons rules require all members to come clean about any trips they take that aren't paid for by taxpayers and list them in a public registry.’
      • ‘Technological challenges: some voter registries are maintained on the township level that make it difficult to consolidate lists.’
      • ‘A number of pharmaceutical manufacturers maintain registries of pregnancy outcomes in women using psychotropic medications.’
      • ‘We do keep birth defect registries in the United States.’
      • ‘The computer-based registry, which lists individual Americans who contributed to the war effort, will be located in the memorial information center.’
      • ‘The 19 registries recorded 3073 cases of gastroschis.’
      • ‘The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors is considering requiring all clinical trials submitted for publication to be listed in a registry.’
      • ‘A tempting alternative is to share ‘known spammer’ sender e-mail lists among end users or generate a public registry of such addresses for all to use.’
      • ‘It's a tricky question to answer because we don't keep registries of miscarriages the way we keep birth defect registries and cancer registries.’
      • ‘The agreement is that any information entered in one registry becomes replicated in all other registries as well.’
      • ‘Other forms of registries exist in Britain and the United States with several European nations collecting corresponding information in various ways.’
      • ‘At present, personal data are transferred automatically from oncology and pathology records to the registries, says Dr Roche.’
      • ‘The Alaskan Malamute Club of America maintains a registry of dogs that have been certified free of chondrodysplasia.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Beltrami supports the creation of sex-crime registries.’
  • 2[mass noun] Registration.

    record office, registry, repository, museum, chancery
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    1. 2.1The nationality of a merchant ship.
      ‘converted trawlers of local registry’
      • ‘‘That's a civilian ship bearing a Republican registry,’ Collard said.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What is this ship's name, registry, crew complement and purpose?’