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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.vən.tɹi/, /ɪnˈvɛn.tə.ɹi/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.vənˌtɔ.ɹi/
inventory (plural inventories)
- (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.
- (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.
- (operations) The process of producing or updating such a list.
- This month's inventory took nearly three days.
- A space containing the items available to a character, especially that in a video game, for immediate use.
- You can't get through the underground tunnel if there are more than three items in your inventory.
- (linguistics, especially phonology) The total set of a (specified) linguistic feature (within a language etc.)
- Germanic languages have a marked tendency towards large vocalic inventories.
- 2014, Guillaume Jacques, “V: Cone”, in Jackson Sun, editor, Phonological Profiles of Little-Studied Tibetic Varieties, Taipei: Academia Sinica, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 270:
- Most final consonants have been lost, resulting in a tonal language with a rich consonantal and vocalic inventory, but with a relatively simple syllabic structure..
- See also Thesaurus:list
stock of an item on hand at a particular location or business
detailed list of all of the items on hand
process of producing or updating such a list
- (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.
to take stock of the resources or items on hand; to produce an inventory