[ stok-tey-king ]
/ ˈstɒkˌteɪ kɪŋ /


the examination or counting over of materials or goods on hand, as in a stockroom or store.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stocktaking

/ (ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋ) /


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