stocktaking
noun Date: 1851 1. the action of estimating a situation at a given moment 2. inventory 4

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  • stocktaking — stock|tak|ing [ stak,teıkıŋ ] noun uncount an occasion when you count a business s goods and calculate how many more are needed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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