[ UK /ˈɪnvəntɹˌi/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnvənˈtɔɹi/ ]
  1. (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods
  2. making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
    they held an inventory every month
    an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing
  3. a collection of resources
    he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  4. a detailed list of all the items in stock
  5. 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
  1. make or include in an itemized record or report
    Inventory all books before the end of the year
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How To Use inventory In A Sentence

  • As executrix you are required to value the home on the inventory you file with the court, so you could simply divide that number by four and base your offer on that value.
  • I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin curtains, and a handsome centre table completed the inventory of furniture. The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Treasury offers antiques, collectibles and a small inventory of contemporary items.
  • Once you have a theme in mind, take a moment to inventory the decorative objects you already have around your house, then hit secondhand stores to complete the look you've chosen.
  • Smith concurs when it comes to upping his inventory of salmon-coral and deep hued pink wines.
  • They were crammed with what we term indirect workers—workers on their way to relieve a fellow employee, machine repairers en route to troubleshoot a problem, housekeepers, inventory runners. The Machine That Changed the World
  • He wanted to work on the vegetation inventory for a pitcher plant bog he had going.
  • We also inventory turntables, gears, mainsprings, belts, needles and many many other hard to find components.
  • The cost to a firm of maintaining inventory has two major components: carrying costs and ordering costs.
  • Some of the things in the shop were not listed in the inventory.
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