registry (plural registries)

  1. A building in which things are registered or where registers are kept.
  2. A record; an account; a register.
    • 2002, Bride's Book of Etiquette (Revised) (page 276)
      The best — and easiest — way to shop for the "perfect" gift is to consult the couple's wedding gift registry, since these are the items they want and need […]
  3. The act of registering; registration.
  4. (computing) A database of configuration settings etc. maintained by the Microsoft Windows operating system.
    • 1999, John Papa, ‎C. Caison, ‎Matt Brown, Professional ADO RDS programming with ASP (page 252)
      To unregister a DLL and remove the corresponding entries from the registry, add the /u switch to the command […]
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