noun (inventor, ies)
- the stock of an item on hand at a particular location or business
verb (inventor, i, ed)
- Due to an undersized inventory at the Boston outlet, customers had to travel to Providence to find the item.
- 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.
- the process of producing or updating such a list
- This month's inventory took nearly three days.
- (transitive) To take stock of the resources or items on hand; to produce an inventory.
Etymology: From the Latin inventarium via the Late Latin inventorium, via the French inventaire.
- The main job of the night shift was to the store, and restock when necessary.
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