inventory

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

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inventory (plural inventories)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (operations) the process of producing or updating such a list
    This month's inventory took nearly three days.

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inventory (third-person singular simple present inventories, present participle inventorying, simple past and past participle inventoried)

  1. (transitive, 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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