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As a verb, the act of recording information about an event that has occurred in the recent past. As a noun, see "event register" and "population register".
Data store where registered items are recorded and managed.

Context: A register is a written and complete record containing regular entries of items and details on particular set of objects (Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Terminology on Statistical Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53, Geneva, 2000, http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/53metadaterminology.pdf).
A statistical register is a regularly updated list of units and their characteristics to be used for statistical purposes. In some cases statistical registers may hold characteristics that are deemed by the appropriate legislation not to be subject to statistical confidentiality. In such cases, there may be non-statistical uses of data relating to these characteristics.

Source: ISO/IEC Committee Draft 11179-3: 2007, Information technology - Metadata Registries (MDR) - Part 3: Registry Metamodel and basic attributes, August 2007

Creation: 2/2/2005 12:00:00 AM

Update: 2/21/2008 12:00:00 AM

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