• (British) IPA: /ˈɪn.vən.tɹi/, /ɪnˈvɛn.tə.ɹi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɪn.vənˌtɔ.ɹi/

inventory (plural inventories)

  1. (operations) The stock of an item on hand at a particular location or business.
    Due to an undersized inventory at the Boston outlet, customers had to travel to Providence to find the item.
  2. (operations) 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.
  3. (operations) The process of producing or updating such a list.
    This month's inventory took nearly three days.
  4. (RPG) A space containing the item available to a character for immediate use.
    You can't get through the underground tunnel if there are more than three items in your inventory.
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  1. (transitive, operations) To take stock of the resources or items on hand; to produce an inventory.
    The main job of the night shift was to inventory the store, and restock when necessary.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: inventorier
  • German: Inventur machen
  • Portuguese: inventariar, fazer o inventário
  • Spanish: inventariar

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