inventory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inventory make or include in an itemized record or report "Inventory all books before the end of the year"
    • n inventory making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand "an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing","they held an inventory every month"
    • n inventory the merchandise that a shop has on hand "they carried a vast inventory of hardware","they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
    • n inventory a collection of resources "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"
    • n inventory a detailed list of all the items in stock
    • n inventory (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inventory An account, catalogue, or schedule, made by an executor or administrator, of all the goods and chattels, and sometimes of the real estate, of a deceased person; a list of the property of which a person or estate is found to be possessed; hence, an itemized list of goods or valuables, with their estimated worth. "There take an inventory of all I have."
    • Inventory The act of making an inventory{1}.
    • Inventory The objects contained on an inventory{1};
    • Inventory The total value of all goods in an inventory{2}.
    • v. t Inventory 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 his stock. "I will give out divers schedules of my beauty; it shall be inventoried , and every particle and utensil labeled."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inventory A detailed descriptive list of articles, such as goods and chattels, or of parcels of land, with the number, quantity, and value of each; specifically, a formal list of movables, as of the goods or wares of a merchant: as, an inventory of the estate of a bankrupt, or of a deceased person.
    • inventory To make a list, catalogue, or schedule of; insert or register in an account of goods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inventory in′ven-tor-i a list or schedule of articles comprised in an estate, describing each article separately and precisely so as to show of what the estate consists
    • v.t Inventory to make an inventory of
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Quotations

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    “A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.”
  • L. W. Lockhart
    L. W. Lockhart
    “Language is the inventory of human experience.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inventarium,: cf. LL. inventorium, F. inventaire, OF. also inventoire,. See Invent

Usage

In literature:

One was labelled as the Last Will, one as Inventory, and one simply as Directions.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Later, I shall ride out over the ranch and make an inventory of the stock.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
The inventory of her effects, amounting to L38 8s.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
The greatest of poems is an inventory.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
You will be pleased to make an inventory of these proceeds now existing.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It would be impossible to give even an approximately complete inventory of the representative places of the Village.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
In taking a mental inventory of his household goods, Sanderson's eyes fell on the photograph of a woman on the mantel-piece.
"'Way Down East" by Joseph R. Grismer
When this inventory was read over to the emperor, he directed me, although in very gentle terms, to deliver up the several particulars.
"Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
Therefore, those who make out an inventory of these houses for you are preparing you bitter disappointments.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
The taking of a personal inventory at regular intervals.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
You might find it a good plan to take a linguistic inventory every night.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
These made an accurate inventory of everything, and even Pharaoh did not disdain to be present at the registration.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 4 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Various inventories of the vestments and ornaments provided for him still exist.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
Running his hands over his body, Ross inventoried what remained of his clothing and possessions.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
He waited another hour and made a mental inventory of everything in camp while he waited.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
She closed the door, and busied herself with an inventory of the tenderfoot lady's trunk.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
We have a vast inheritance, but no inventory of our treasures.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
He refused to have an inventory made, as Beneimbene the notary had advised.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Let us, therefore, make an inventory of mind.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
During dinner Mr Clayhanger had instructed his son to go through the Sunday school prize stock and make an inventory of it.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
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In news:

Yun cites downward trend in inventory.
They were also asked questions to assess Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI).
Both researchers used the Narcissistic Personality Inventory to measure narcissistic tendencies, and findings by both have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Scoring high on the narcissism inventory, or high on any of the component categories, doesn't mean you have a disorder, or that you're a good or bad person.
She didn't depict the natural world as a literalist inventory of mountains and trees, but rather recreated it visually by simulating the complex optical interactions seen in the living landscape.
URBANA — Illinois researchers are launching a project to inventory soil nitrate levels in hopes of fine-tuning nitrogen recommendations for 2013 crops.
Despite a very low inventory of homes on the market, prices and sales numbers increased in October 2012 compared to the same time last year, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors (HBR).
Demand was so strong for the cover crop that seed inventory sold-out last year.
Groupon Inc took inventory of about 95% of the products sold via its Groupon Goods marketplace in the second quarter, according to data compiled by daily-deal aggregator Yipit.
GREENVILLE, WI The Phoenix manufacturing resource planning (MRP/MES) solution from Operon Systems is said to offer ease of installation and flexibility in an inventory management system.
ORB Remote Inventory Management System.
Because sake doesn't age well, seek out a store that moves its inventory.
Powersports dealers should understand the importance of separating dealership assets (inventory, accounts receivable, shop equipment, etc.
Pharmacist George Simmons bought entire inventories of medications when stores closed.
Pre-owned business jet and turboprop inventories eased further in April with more sales transactions thinning the herd, according to the latest data from business aviation market information firm JetNet.
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In science:

This Software Requirement Specification (SRS) provides the detailed requirements for the Unified University Inventory System (UUIS) produced for the Imaginary University of Arctica (IUfA).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
The UUIS will integrate and organize the existing inventory systems of three faculties in the IUfA.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
While the system will support the faculties existing legacy inventory codes and barcodes, emphasis will be placed on the new unified barcode system.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
The UUIS is a tool to organize the inventory needs of the IUfA.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.1] The system shall allow Faculty users with Manage physical assets permission to add physical assets to the inventory; [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
System displays a message of success (or failure) to the user. Post-Condition: Uploaded items are now presents into the inventory.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.7] The bulk module shall be stable; when an import is taking place, other users shall browse the inventory with no delays. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
System displays an error message informing user of an unsuccessful inventory update. 3.4.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
System displays an error message informing user of an unsuccessful inventory update. 3.4.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
This purpose of this inventory is to allow future implementations of a lending system, rather than simply list all items (as in Table 6.5).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Moreover this application also provides inventory control system to generate bills of taken prints.
Towards Increase in Quality by Preprocessed Source Code and Measurement Analysis of Software Applications
Development and evaluation of the conceptual inventory natural selection.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
Understanding Randomness and its impact on Student Learning: Lessons from the Biology Concept Inventory (BCI).
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
Recognizing Student Misconceptions through Ed's Tool and the Biology Concept Inventory.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
Also a set of data of about the same size is used for calculating the radioactive inventory buildup in the reactor and for developing an optimal waste management strategy for the spent fuel of such a reactor.
Comprehensive online Atomic Database Management System (DBMS) with Highly Qualified Computing Capabilities
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