Registration is the act of enrolling in something, like a school. There is also registration for voters and drivers and people attending a conference.

In life, there are some things anybody can do at any time; for other things you have to go through registration first. Registration is the process of signing up or enrolling in something. Colleges make students go through registration to sign up for new classes. There is a registration process for voting: if you haven't registered, you can't vote. Registration usually involves some paperwork and waiting in line. No one enjoys registration, but it's something we all have to do.

Definitions of registration
  1. noun
    the act of enrolling
    synonyms: enrollment, enrolment
    see moresee less
    type of:
    entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress
    the act of entering
  2. noun
    the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time
    synonyms: enrollment
    see moresee less
    type of:
    a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
  3. noun
    a document certifying an act of registering
    see moresee less
    type of:
    certificate, certification, credential, credentials
    a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
  4. noun
    (music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music; the technique of selecting and adjusting organ stops
    see moresee less
    type of:
    sound property
    an attribute of sound
  5. noun
    the act of adjusting something to match a standard
    synonyms: adjustment, readjustment
    see moresee less
    show 9 types...
    hide 9 types...
    the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
    the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
    an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
    adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance
    synchronisation, synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing
    an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
    equal temperament
    the division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones
    the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
    the alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back
    type of:
    calibration, standardisation, standardization
    the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week