Inventory meaning

ĭnvən-tôrē
To make an inventory of.
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To inventory is defined as to make a detailed report or list.

An example of to inventory is to make a list of all of the items in a supply closet.

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The definition of an inventory is a detailed list of all of the items present or the process of making such a list.

An example of an inventory is a list of all of the items in a warehouse.

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An evaluation or a survey, as of abilities, assets, or resources.
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To make an itemized report or record of.
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To include in an itemized report or record.
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An itemized list or catalog of goods, property, etc.; esp., such a list made annually of the stock, or goods, of a business.
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The store of goods, etc. that are or may be so listed; stock.
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Any detailed list.
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The act of making such a list.
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To place on an inventory.
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A corporation’s stock of goods, such as raw materials, that are used to produce final products.
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A company’s goods that have been produced and are waiting to be sold. Inventory is valued by a company using methods such as first in, first out (FIFO) or last in, last out (LIFO).
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(operations) The stock of an item on hand at a particular location or business.

Due to an undersized inventory at the Boston outlet, customers had to travel to Providence to find the item.

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(operations) A detailed list of all of the items on hand.

The inventory included several items that one wouldn't normally think to find at a cheese shop.

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(operations) The process of producing or updating such a list.

This month's inventory took nearly three days.

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(operations) To take stock of the resources or items on hand; to produce an inventory.

The main job of the night shift was to inventory the store, and restock when necessary.

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take inventory
  • to make an inventory of stock, or goods, on hand
  • to make an appraisal, as of one's skills or personal characteristics
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of inventory

  • Middle English inventorie from Medieval Latin inventōrium alteration of Late Latin inventārium from Latin inventus past participle of invenīre to find invent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French inventoire (French inventaire), from Late Latin inventarium

    From Wiktionary