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DEFINITION

1. The act of recording an event, transaction, name or other information.

2. An aggregation of stored data, usually containing past events, transactions, names or other information.

3. A record of all charges to a debit account

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS

Registering occurs any time information is filed from one party to another. This includes registering for a membership, applying for a type of license or filing a tax return with the government. In a financial sense, publicly traded companies are required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and periodically file forms such as the 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K.


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