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 ofsyn inventory American English
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stocktaking• One shop in the Isle of Man, which never did any stocktaking, unearthed the most wonderfulcollection of 1920s toys.• Efficientstocktaking is a keyelement in controlling these prices and expenditure - and that's where the Psion Organiser comes in.• During the minicabride to Josie's place, Lucy did a little mentalstocktaking.• This stocktaking was painful, even unnecessary, I thought.From Longman Business Dictionarystocktakingstock‧tak‧ing /ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋˈstɑːk-/ noun [countable, uncountable] British EnglishACCOUNTINGan 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.