stocktaking

[stok-tey-king]
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noun
  1. the examination or counting over of materials or goods on hand, as in a stockroom or store.
  2. the act of appraising a present situation, condition, degree of progress, etc., in terms of accomplishments and ultimate goals.

Origin of stocktaking

First recorded in 1855–60; stock + taking
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Related Words for stocktaking

bias, ethics, intuition, morals, valuation, stocktaking

Examples from the Web for stocktaking

Historical Examples of stocktaking

  • She had dropped unconsciously into her “stocktaking” attitude.

    Tommy and Co.

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • Now I think of it, fountain-pen shops always are stocktaking.

  • As the new year approached Reynolds asked if there was to be any stocktaking, and, if so, on what lines it should be done?

    The Little Missis

    Charlotte Skinner

  • It was my week's stocktaking that I told this particular lie about, and Kitty never knew when that temporary job came to an end.

  • But indeed, if the loss of a single duster were the sole crime revealed on stocktaking day, you would be fortunate.


British Dictionary definitions for stocktaking

stocktaking

noun
  1. the examination, counting, and valuing of goods on hand in a shop or business
  2. a reassessment of one's current situation, progress, prospects, etc
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