Definition of


  1. (noun, act) making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
    they held an inventory every month
  2. (noun, artifact) the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory
  3. (noun, cognition) a collection of resources
  4. (noun, communication) a detailed list of all the items in stock
  5. (noun, possession) (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
  6. (verb, social) make or include in an itemized record or report

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Origin of the word Inventory

  1. early 15c., from M.Fr. inventaire "detailed list of goods," from M.L. inventorium "list of what is found," from L. inventus, pp. of invenire "to find" (see invention). The verb is first recorded c.1600. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Inventory

infantry, inventor

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