Inventory

  • 1 Inventory — means a list compiled for some formal purpose, such as the details of an estate going to probate, or the contents of a house let furnished. This remains the prime meaning in British English.[1] In the USA and Canada the term has developed from a… …

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  • 2 inventory — in·ven·to·ry / in vən ˌtōr ē/ n pl ries 1: an itemized list of current assets: as a: a written list or catalog of the property of an individual, organization, or estate or succession that is made by a fiduciary under oath and that usu. describes… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Inventory — In ven*to*ry, n.; pl. {Inventories}. [L. inventarium: cf. LL. inventorium, F. inventaire, OF. also inventoire. See {Invent}.] 1. An account, catalogue, or schedule, made by an executor or administrator, of all the goods and chattels, and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 inventory — [in′vən tôr΄ē] n. pl. inventories [ML inventorium < LL inventarium < L inventus: see INVENT] 1. an itemized list or catalog of goods, property, etc.; esp., such a list of the stock of a business, taken annually 2. the store of goods, etc.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Inventory — In ven*to*ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inventoried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inventorying}.] [Cf. F. inventorier.] To make an inventory of; to make a list, catalogue, or schedule of; to insert or register in an account of goods; as, a merchant inventories… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 inventory — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. inventoire inventory, detailed list of goods, catalogue, from M.L. inventorium (L.L. inventarium) list of what is found, from L. inventus, pp. of invenire to find (see INVENTION (Cf. invention)). The verb is first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 inventory — ► NOUN (pl. inventories) 1) a complete list of items such as goods in stock or the contents of a building. 2) a quantity of goods in stock. ► VERB (inventories, inventoried) ▪ make an inventory of. ORIGIN Latin inventarium …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 inventory — n *list, register, schedule, catalog, table, roll, roster …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 inventory — meaning ‘an official list of goods etc.’, is pronounced in vǝn tǝ ri in BrE and in vǝn taw ri in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 inventory — [n] list of stock; stock account, backlog, catalogue, file, fund, hoard, index, itemization, record, register, reserve, reservoir, roll, roster, schedule, stock book, stockpile, store, summary, supply, table, tabulation; concepts 283,338 …

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  • 11 inventory — the value of all the stock of physical items that a business uses in its production process or has for sale in the ordinary course of doing business. Glossary of Business Terms A category of goods defined by Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 Inventory — For companies: Raw materials, items available for sale or in the process of being made ready for sale. They can be individually valued by several different means, including cost or current market value, and collectively by FIFO, LIFO or other… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 inventory — noun 1 written list ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, comprehensive, detailed, full VERB + INVENTORY ▪ compile, complete, conduct, draw up …

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  • 14 inventory — stock; stock in trade 1) The products or supplies of an organization on hand or in transit at any time. For a manufacturing company the types of inventory are raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods. An inventory count usually takes… …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 15 inventory — inventoriable, adj. inventorial, adj. inventorially, adv. /in veuhn tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. inventories, v., inventoried, inventorying. n. 1. a complete listing of merchandise or stock on hand, work in progress, raw materials, finished goods… …

    Universalium

  • 16 inventory — n. 1) to make an inventory (of); to take (an) inventory (of) 2) to reduce (an) inventory (by having a sale) 3) an annual inventory 4) closed for inventory * * * [ ɪnv(ə)ntrɪ] to take (an) inventory (of) an annual inventory closed for inventory to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 Inventory — The raw materials, work in process goods and completely finished goods that are considered to be the portion of a business s assets that are ready or will be ready for sale. Inventory represents one of the most important assets that most… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 18 inventory — in|ven|to|ry1 [ ınvən,tɔri ] noun 1. ) uncount AMERICAN all the goods available for sale in a store at a particular time: At the end of the season our inventory is low (=we do not have many goods available). take inventory (=make a list of goods) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 inventory — / ɪnvənt(ə)ri/ noun 1. (especially US) all the stock or goods in a warehouse or shop ● to carry a high inventory ● to aim to reduce inventory 2. a list of the contents of a building such as a house for sale or an office for rent ● to draw up an… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 20 inventory — / ɪnvənt(ə)ri/ noun 1. especially US all the stock or goods in a warehouse or shop ● to carry a high inventory ● to aim to reduce inventory (NOTE: The UK term is stock.) 2. a list of the contents of a building such as a house for sale or an… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance