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Noun: inventory  'in-vun,to-ree [N. Amer], 'in-v(u)n-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A detailed list of all the items in stock
    - stock list
     
  2. The merchandise that a shop has on hand
    "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware";
    - stock
     
  3. (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
     
  4. A collection of resources
    "he dipped into his intellectual inventory to find an answer";
    - armory [US], armoury [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. Making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
    "an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing"; "they held an inventory every month";
    - inventorying, stocktaking, stock-taking
Verb: inventory  'in-vun,to-ree [N. Amer], 'in-v(u)n-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Make or include in an itemized record or report
    "Inventory all books before the end of the year";
    - take stock, stock-take

Derived forms: inventorying, inventories, inventoried

Type of: imagination, itemisation [Brit], itemization, list, listing, merchandise, product, register, resource, resourcefulness, ware

Encyclopedia: Inventory