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I did quite a lot of menial jobs. I was a waiter, an inventory clerk touring round properties listing cups and saucers, and a laserquest marshal.
Richard C. Armitage

Meaning of "inventory" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INVENTORY

From Medieval Latin inventōrium.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INVENTORY

inventory  [ˈɪnvəntərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INVENTORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Inventory is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb inventory in English.

WHAT DOES INVENTORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

inventory

Inventory

Inventory or stock refers to the goods and materials that a business holds for the ultimate purpose of resale. Inventory management is a science primarily about specifying the shape and percentage of stocked goods. It is required at different locations within a facility or within many locations of a supply network to precede the regular and planned course of production and stock of materials. The scope of inventory management concerns the fine lines between replenishment lead time, carrying costs of inventory, asset management, inventory forecasting, inventory valuation, inventory visibility, future inventory price forecasting, physical inventory, available physical space for inventory, quality management, replenishment, returns and defective goods, and demand forecasting. Balancing these competing requirements leads to optimal inventory levels, which is an on-going process as the business needs shift and react to the wider environment. Inventory management involves a retailer seeking to acquire and maintain a proper merchandise assortment while ordering, shipping, handling, and related costs are kept in check.

Definition of inventory in the English dictionary

The first definition of inventory in the dictionary is a detailed list of articles, goods, property, etc. Other definition of inventory is the amount or value of a firm's current assets that consist of raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods; stock. Inventory is also such assets individually.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO INVENTORY

PRESENT

Present
I inventory
you inventory
he/she/it inventories
we inventory
you inventory
they inventory
Present continuous
I am inventorying
you are inventorying
he/she/it is inventorying
we are inventorying
you are inventorying
they are inventorying
Present perfect
I have inventoried
you have inventoried
he/she/it has inventoried
we have inventoried
you have inventoried
they have inventoried
Present perfect continuous
I have been inventorying
you have been inventorying
he/she/it has been inventorying
we have been inventorying
you have been inventorying
they have been inventorying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I inventoried
you inventoried
he/she/it inventoried
we inventoried
you inventoried
they inventoried
Past continuous
I was inventorying
you were inventorying
he/she/it was inventorying
we were inventorying
you were inventorying
they were inventorying
Past perfect
I had inventoried
you had inventoried
he/she/it had inventoried
we had inventoried
you had inventoried
they had inventoried
Past perfect continuous
I had been inventorying
you had been inventorying
he/she/it had been inventorying
we had been inventorying
you had been inventorying
they had been inventorying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will inventory
you will inventory
he/she/it will inventory
we will inventory
you will inventory
they will inventory
Future continuous
I will be inventorying
you will be inventorying
he/she/it will be inventorying
we will be inventorying
you will be inventorying
they will be inventorying
Future perfect
I will have inventoried
you will have inventoried
he/she/it will have inventoried
we will have inventoried
you will have inventoried
they will have inventoried
Future perfect continuous
I will have been inventorying
you will have been inventorying
he/she/it will have been inventorying
we will have been inventorying
you will have been inventorying
they will have been inventorying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would inventory
you would inventory
he/she/it would inventory
we would inventory
you would inventory
they would inventory
Conditional continuous
I would be inventorying
you would be inventorying
he/she/it would be inventorying
we would be inventorying
you would be inventorying
they would be inventorying
Conditional perfect
I would have inventory
you would have inventory
he/she/it would have inventory
we would have inventory
you would have inventory
they would have inventory
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been inventorying
you would have been inventorying
he/she/it would have been inventorying
we would have been inventorying
you would have been inventorying
they would have been inventorying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you inventory
we let´s inventory
you inventory
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to inventory
Past participle
inventoried
Present Participle
inventorying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INVENTORY


commentary
ˈkɒməntərɪ
complementary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
complimentary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
fragmentary
ˈfræɡməntərɪ
involuntary
ɪnˈvɒləntərɪ
lientery
ˈlaɪəntərɪ
ligamentary
ˌlɪɡəˈməntərɪ
mesentery
ˈmɛsəntərɪ
momentary
ˈməʊməntərɪ
nonvoluntary
ˌnɒnˈvɒləntərɪ
pigmentary
ˈpɪɡməntərɪ
promontory
ˈprɒməntərɪ
sedentary
ˈsɛdəntərɪ
segmentary
ˈsɛɡməntərɪ
semisedentary
ˌsɛmɪˈsɛdəntərɪ
supplementary
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ
unguentary
ˈʌŋɡwəntərɪ
voluntary
ˈvɒləntərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INVENTORY

invendibility
invendible
invenit
invent
inventable
inventible
invention
inventional
inventionless
inventive
inventively
inventiveness
inventor
inventoriable
inventorial
inventorially
inventoried
inventories
inventory control
inventress

WORDS THAT END LIKE INVENTORY

depository
directory
factory
Federal Capital Territory
history
introductory
laboratory
love story
mandatory
perpetual inventory
personality inventory
regulatory
repository
respiratory
satisfactory
statutory
story
territory
the Directory
victory

Synonyms and antonyms of inventory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INVENTORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «inventory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of inventory

Translation of «inventory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INVENTORY

Find out the translation of inventory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of inventory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «inventory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

存货
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inventario
570 millions of speakers

English

inventory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूची
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَرْدٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опись
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inventário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

inventaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Inventori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Inventar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

目録
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

품목 일람
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Persediaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản kiểm kê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சரக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इन्व्हेंटरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

envanter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inventario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

inwentarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інвентаризація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

inventar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατάλογος απογραφέντων αντικειμένων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

inventaris
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inventarieförteckning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of inventory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INVENTORY»

The term «inventory» is very widely used and occupies the 6.545 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INVENTORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about inventory

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10 QUOTES WITH «INVENTORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word inventory.
1
Richard C. Armitage
I did quite a lot of menial jobs. I was a waiter, an inventory clerk touring round properties listing cups and saucers, and a laserquest marshal.
2
Dan Aykroyd
When I'm not acting, I'm writing, building an inventory of scripts. Even if they sit on the shelf, I just keep stacking them up.
3
Jeff Bezos
There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.
4
James Lee Burke
There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.
5
Nolan Bushnell
Everybody copied Atari products. So we started messing with them and it was fun. We bought enough chips that we could get them mislabeled. So we bankrupted at least two companies which copied our boards, and bought all the parts but they were the wrong parts, so they're sitting on all this inventory they can't sell because the games don't work.
6
Craig Charles
The inventory process and stepping back in your life can sometimes be a very dark process. But it also can be extremely funny and surprising.
7
Albert Claude
We have entered the cell, the Mansion of our birth, and started the inventory of our acquired wealth.
8
Fairfax Cone
The inventory goes down the elevator every night.
9
Nick Denton
Critics say Internet advertising suffers from limitless inventory, which depresses prices. These exclusive front-page sponsorships are not limitless. If HBO doesn't move quickly enough, Showtime can buy out Gawker and Jezebel for the key fall TV season. On any individual day, there isn't room for both of them; and that's healthy.
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Kirk Douglas
All my life, I have taken inventory at intervals. For example, when I became a movie actor and suddenly I had to deal with fame, money and playing so many roles, I lost myself. I said, 'Who am I?' And I wrote my first book to deal with that, 'The Ragman's Son.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INVENTORY»

Discover the use of inventory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to inventory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Carbon Inventory Methods: Handbook for Greenhouse Gas ...
The unique feature of this handbook is that it provides practical guidance on carbon inventory methods for four kinds of projects, namely, 1) development, implementation and monitoring of carbon mitigation in forest, agriculture and ...
N. H. Ravindranath, Madelene Ostwald, 2007
2
Hands-On Inventory Management
Different operational situations require different inventory planning and replenishment approaches; hence, this book emphasizes the prerequisites needed for success in a number of different industries.
Ed C. Mercado, 2007
3
An Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards
An inventory of 2387 hoards of Greek hoards with a cut-off point of 30 BC. The hoards are presented geographically, beginning with Greece itself and encompassing the Near East, Egypt, Italy, North Africa, Spain and Gaul.
Colin M. Kraay, Margaret Thompson, Otto Morkholm, 1973
4
Essentials of Inventory Management
This book is suitable for novice and veteran managers alike. Inventory management involves a lot more than just counting what you've got.
Max Muller, 2011
5
Basic Reading Inventory: Pre-primer Through Grade Twelve and ...
CD-ROM includes video demonstrations of the Basic reading inventory with a teacher and student, and software for recording and analysing scores.
Jerry L. Johns, 2005
6
Best Practice in Inventory Management
This new edition has been up-dated throughout and the final chapter, The Future - Inventory and Logistics, has been re-written to reflect the developing applications of technology and changes in focus.
Tony Wild, 2007
7
Foundations of Stochastic Inventory Theory
This book has a dual purpose—serving as an advanced textbook designed to prepare doctoral students to do research on the mathematical foundations of inventory theory, and as a reference work for those already engaged in such research.
Evan L. Porteus, 2002
8
Smart Inventory Solutions: Improving the Management of ...
This practical book delivers just that. This new edition will help you get the right parts, in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason.
Phillip Slater, 2010
9
Optimal Inventory Modeling of Systems: Multi-Echelon Techniques
Book Reviews of the first edition "This book is a remarkable review and summary of nearly 30 years work on applied inventory theory. The book is a model of clarity and coherence.
Craig C. Sherbrooke, 2004
10
Perishable Inventory Systems
This book is the first devoted solely to perishable inventory systems. The book s ten chapters first cover the preliminaries of periodic review versus continuous review and look at a one-period newsvendor perishable inventory model.
Steven Nahmias, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INVENTORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term inventory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Xur put on a week's suspension for bungling his Destiny inventory
Xur has set up shop this week, but it seems he's forgotten some of his inventory. Namely, the guns. Because of this, he will be back next week ... «VG247, Jul 15»
2
Realtors' Group Optimistic About More Housing Inventory Coming …
President of the association, Andy Burke, says the lower number on sales is due mainly to the fact that there just wasn't enough inventory out ... «WXXI News, Jul 15»
3
Home sales are hot and prices are up as inventory dwindles in …
Sales are up, Inventory is down and the price homes has increased. ... impediment to greater sales is the lack of inventory, the agency said. «TheNewsTribune.com, Jul 15»
4
Natural Gas Prices Slump after the EIA Inventory Release
The better-than-expected inventory increase led to a decline in natural gas prices. ETFs like the United States Natural Gas Fund LP ETF (UNG) ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
5
Slowdown hits Pune real estate; unsold inventory reaches 2.8 lakhs …
According to Gera's Pune Realty Report for January - June, 2015, the city has witnessed unsold stocks (inventory with developers for sale) of ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
6
Cloud inventory management for CIOs: Build guardrails, not …
Cloud inventory management saves money, reduces security risk and helps the enterprise compete. But first, CIOs must build relationships with business ... «TechTarget, Jul 15»
7
Fewer foreclosures in Colorado means less inventory - Denver …
“The reduction of foreclosures is adding to the limited inventory in the market as a whole and increased appreciation,” said Greg Smith, ... «Denver Business Journal, Jul 15»
8
Chinese Copper Inventory at 1-Year Low
Previously, we discovered that LME (London Metal Exchange) on-warrant copper stocks have increased in the last few days. In this part of the ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
9
The Inventory: Ralph Steadman - FT.com
Ralph Steadman, 79, began his career as a cartoonist and has diversified into many creative fields. He collaborated with Hunter S Thompson ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
10
U.S. Inventory Stockpile Up to Size of Canada - Profit Confidential
Matthew Shay, President and CEO of NRF, said, “Parents this summer will inventory their children's school supplies and decide what is needed ... «Profit Confidential, Jul 15»

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