Meaning of INVENTORY in English

INVENTORY

Pronunciation: ' in-v ə n- ˌ to ̇ r- ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ries

Etymology: Middle English inventarie, inventorie, from Anglo-French inventaire, inventorie, from Latin inventarium, from inventum thing found, topic, neuter of inventus

Date: 15th century

1 a : an itemized list of current assets: as (1) : a catalog of the property of an individual or estate (2) : a list of goods on hand b : a survey of natural resources c : a list of traits, preferences, attitudes, interests, or abilities used to evaluate personal characteristics or skills

2 : SURVEY , SUMMARY

3 : the quantity of goods or materials on hand : STOCK

4 : the act or process of taking an inventory

– in · ven · to · ri · al \ ˌ in-v ə n- ' to ̇ r- ē - ə l \ adjective

– in · ven · to · ri · al · ly \ - ē - ə -l ē \ adverb

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