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stocktaking

[stok-tey-king] /ˈstɒkˌteɪ kɪŋ/
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
1855-1860
1855-60; stock + taking
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British Dictionary definitions for stocktaking

stocktaking

/ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋ/
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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