The definition of an inventory is a detailed list of all of the items present or the process of making such a list.(noun)
An example of an inventory is a list of all of the items in a warehouse.
To inventory is defined as to make a detailed report or list.(verb)
An example of to inventory is to make a list of all of the items in a supply closet.
See inventory in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. inventories
Origin: ML inventorium < LL inventarium < L inventus: see invent
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noun pl. in·ven·to·ries
Origin: Middle English inventorie
Origin: , from Medieval Latin inventōrium
Origin: , alteration of Late Latin inventārium
Origin: , from Latin inventus
Origin: , past participle of invenīre, to find; see invent.
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