registry etymology

English word registry comes from English register

Detailed word origin of registry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
register English (eng) (computing) A small unit of very fast memory that is directly accessible to the central processing unit, and is mostly used to store inputs, outputs or intermediate results of computations.. (linguistics) A style of a language used in a particular context.. (mostly, US). (music) An organ stop.. (music) The range of a voice or instrument.. (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and [...]
registry English (eng) (computing) A database of configurations etc. maintained by the Microsoft Windows operating system.. A building in which things are registered or where registers are kept.. A record; an account; a register.. The act of registering; registration.