An inventory of a people only reveals that a people cannot be inventoried.
For years, airlines were generally content to throw out a large chunk of their inventory.
A city at its best, wrote the philosopher René Descartes, provides “an inventory of the possible.”
early 15c., from Old French inventoire "inventory, detailed list of goods, catalogue," from Medieval Latin inventorium (Late Latin inventarium) "list of what is found," from Latin inventus, past participle of invenire "to find" (see invention). The verb is first recorded c.1600, from the noun.
An itemized list of a firm's goods that have not yet been sold.