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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Registry \Reg"is*try\ (r?j"?s*tr?), n.
1. The act of recording or writing in a register; enrollment;
2. The place where a register is kept.
3. A record; an account; a register. --Sir W. Temple.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an official written record of names or events or
transactions [syn: register, registry]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
123 Moby Thesaurus words for "registry":
account, account book, accounts payable ledger,
accounts receivable ledger, active list, adversaria, aide-memoire,
annals, annotation, archives, balance sheet, bank ledger, bankbook,
blacklist, booking, books, card ledger, cashbook, catalog,
cataloging, chancery, check sheet, checklist, chronicle,
chronicling, chronology, civil list, clock card, correspondence,
cost card, cost ledger, cost sheet, date slip, datebook, daybook,
diary, docket, documentation, enlistment, enrollment, entering,
entry, enumeration, factory ledger, files, filing, footnote,
history, impanelment, indexing, inscribing, inscription, insertion,
inventory, inventorying, item, itemization, items, jotting,
journal, ledger, letters, list, listing, log, logbook, logging,
marginal note, marginalia, matriculation, memo, memoir, memorandum,
memorial, minutes, notation, note, passbook, pipe roll, posting,
purchase ledger, record, record book, record keeping, recordation,
recording, register, register office, registration, relic, remains,
reminder, repertory, retired list, roll, rolls, roster, rota,
sales journal, sales ledger, schedule, scholia, scholium, scroll,
sick list, stock ledger, stores ledger, suspense ledger, table,
tabulation, tally, tally sheet, time book, time chart, time scale,
time schedule, time sheet, time study, timecard, timetable, token,
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
The database used by Microsoft Windows
95 and later to store all sorts of configuration information
such as which program should be used to open a .doc file,
DLL registration information, application-specific settings
and much more.
The Registry is stored in .dat files, one in the user's
profile containing their per-user settings and one in the
Windows directory containing settings that are global to all
users. These are loaded into memory at login.
The loaded data appears as a tree with five main branches:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
HKEY_USERS, HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT defines
file types and actions, HKEY_CURRENT_USER is an alias for one
of the sub-trees of HKEY_USERS and contains user settings that
override the global defaults in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
The branches of the tree are called "keys" and are identified
by paths like
Any node in the tree can have zero or more "values" which are
actually bindings of a name and a value, e.g. "Logon User
Name" = "Denis". The value can be of type string, binary,
dword (long integer), multi-string value or expandable string
Windows includes a Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
REGISTRY. A book authorized by law, in which writings are registered or
recorded. Vide To Record; Register.
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