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stocktaking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trade
stocktakingstock‧tak‧ing /ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋ $ ˈstɑːk-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 British EnglishBBT when a company or shop checks the quantities of materials and goods that it has a supply of syn inventory American English
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stocktakingOne shop in the Isle of Man, which never did any stocktaking, unearthed the most wonderful collection of 1920s toys.Efficient stocktaking is a key element in controlling these prices and expenditure - and that's where the Psion Organiser comes in.During the minicab ride to Josie's place, Lucy did a little mental stocktaking.This stocktaking was painful, even unnecessary, I thought.
From Longman Business Dictionarystocktakingstock‧tak‧ing /ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋˈstɑːk-/ noun [countable, uncountable] British EnglishACCOUNTING an occasion when a company or shop makes a list of all the materials and goods that it has a supply of SYN inventory AmEThe group uncovered the loss after year-end stocktaking.stocktake noun [countable]The accountants never attended the stocktake or checked the valuation.stocktake verb [intransitive]stocktaker noun [countable]An outside stocktaker was appointed to draw up an annual inventory of all stocks.
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