Definition of registry in English:



  • 1A place or office where registers or records are kept.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Incidence rates are taken from multiple state-operated cancer registries, each with its own methods of data collection.’
    • ‘Only the registries are getting rich these days.’
    • ‘In short, CMS will expand coverage, coordinate patient registries, and support clinical outcomes research.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The BBMR is a division of the National Blood Service, which works in co-operation with the other UK bone marrow donor registries.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Central registries, which opened and kept track of files in an orderly fashion, have long gone.’
    • ‘The world's registrars and registries didn't agree.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His medical information was not available, and the registries were closed at the time, he said.’
    • ‘The civil registry numbers were used to link the records in both registries.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The organisation also stands accused of extorting money from other organisations worldwide in order to maintain the registries.’
    • ‘Electronic product registries assign each item a 14-digit code, then include it on a global list accessible to retailers.’
    • ‘These standards formalize four mandatory rules and two recommended rules that registries must follow in order to issue IDNs.’
    • ‘Additionally, steps are being taken to encourage the prospective registration of trials through trial registries.’
    • ‘It is in such registries that the documents initiating proceedings are presented for filing.’
    • ‘Across the country, more than 50 cities and counties offer such registries.’
    book, account book, record book, register, registry, log
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    1. 1.1An official list or register.
      ‘a recognized purebred dog registry’
      • ‘Searching for matched donors within these registries takes only 1-2 days and is done free of charge.’
      • ‘At present, personal data are transferred automatically from oncology and pathology records to the registries, says Dr Roche.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The agreement is that any information entered in one registry becomes replicated in all other registries as well.’
      • ‘It is probably the need to accept that uncomfortable reality that is the greatest impediment to ensuring donor registries are well subscribed.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The computer-based registry, which lists individual Americans who contributed to the war effort, will be located in the memorial information center.’
      • ‘A number of pharmaceutical manufacturers maintain registries of pregnancy outcomes in women using psychotropic medications.’
      • ‘Technological challenges: some voter registries are maintained on the township level that make it difficult to consolidate lists.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Beltrami supports the creation of sex-crime registries.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We do keep birth defect registries in the United States.’
      • ‘Other forms of registries exist in Britain and the United States with several European nations collecting corresponding information in various ways.’
      • ‘The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors is considering requiring all clinical trials submitted for publication to be listed in a registry.’
      • ‘State officials put this information in a central registry and make it available to the public, in part, by posting it on the Internet.’
      • ‘The 19 registries recorded 3073 cases of gastroschis.’
  • 2Registration.

    record office, registry, repository, museum, chancery
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    1. 2.1The nationality of a merchant ship.
      ‘converted trawlers of local registry’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘‘That's a civilian ship bearing a Republican registry,’ Collard said.’