inventory


inventory
noun
1 written list
ADJECTIVE
complete, comprehensive, detailed, full
VERB + INVENTORY
compile, complete, conduct, draw up, make, produce, take

Disaster response teams are completing an inventory of damaged facilities.

The manager is compiling an inventory of all the hotel furniture.

list sth in, list sth on

The painting is listed in an inventory of his complete works.

INVENTORY + VERB
list sth

The inventory lists many rare items.

PREPOSITION
in an/the inventory

There were no forks in the inventory.

on an/the inventory

That lamp isn't listed on the inventory.

2 (AmE) available stock
ADJECTIVE
excess, surplus, unsold

Hotel chains often cut prices in order to sell excess inventory.

VERB + INVENTORY
stock

The store wanted to offer more items but stock less inventory.

replenish
liquidate, sell
deplete, pare, reduce, slash

Companies have slashed inventories and cut back investment.

be low on, run low on

a business that is low on inventory

manage
INVENTORY + NOUN
control, management

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as of the goods of a merchant or of a deceased person), , , , ,


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