|n.||1.||A written account or entry; an official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial record; a list or roll; a schedule.|
|2.||(Com.) A record containing a list and description of the merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs district.|
|3.||One who registers or records; a registrar; a recorder; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events; |
|4.||(Mech.) That which registers or records.|
|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.) The inner part of the mold in which types are cast.|
|7.||(Mus.) 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; |
|8.||A stop or set of pipes in an organ.|
|v. t.||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.|
|3.||(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.|
|v. i.||1.||To enroll one's name in a register.|
|2.||(Print.) To correspond in relative position; |
|Noun||1.||register - an official written record of names or events or transactions|
|2.||register - (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|
|3.||register - a book in which names and transactions are listed|
|4.||register - (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|
|5.||register - an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room|
|6.||register - a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device|
|7.||register - a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill|
Synonyms: cash register
|Verb||1.||register - record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions|
|2.||register - record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"|
|3.||register - enroll to vote; "register for an election"|
|4.||register - be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"|
|5.||register - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"|
|6.||register - have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties|
|7.||register - show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register"|
|8.||register - manipulate the registers of an organ|
|9.||register - send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter"|
|10.||register - enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"|
REGISTER, evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept
by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials.
2. Although not originally intended for the purposes of evidence, public registers are in general admissible to prove the facts to which they relate.
3. In Pennsylvania, the registry of births, &c. made by any religious society in the state, is evidence by act of assembly, but it must be proved as at common law. 6 Binn. R. 416. A copy of the register of births and deaths of the Society of Friends in England, proved before the lord mayor of London by an ex parte affidavit, was allowed to be given in evidence to prove the death of a person; 1 Dall. 2; and a copy of a parish register in Barbadoes, certified to be a true copy by the rector, proved by the oath of a witness, taken before the deputy secretary of the island and notary public, under his hand and seal was held admissible to prove pedigree; the handwriting and office of the secretary being proved. 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383.
4. In North Carolina, a parish register of births, marriages and deaths, kept pursuant to the statute of that state, is evidence of pedigree. 2 Murphey's R. 47.
5. In Connecticut, a parish register has been received in evidence. 2 Root, R. 99. See 15 John. R. 226. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 305; 1 Curt. R. 755; 6 Eng. Eccl. R. 452; Cov. on Conv. Ev. 304.
REGISTER, common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending the port to which any ship or vessel shall belong; more properly, the registry itself. For the form, requisites, &c. of certificate of registry, see Act of Con. Dec. 31, 1792; Story's Laws U. S. 269 3 Kent, Com. 4th ed. 141.
|1.||register - 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.||register - An addressable location in a memory-mapped peripheral device. E.g. the transmit data register in a UART.|