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stocktaking

Pronunciation: /ˈstɑːkˌteɪkɪŋ; ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋ/

Translation of stocktaking in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico)
  • 1.1 [Business/Comercio] stocktaking took three weeks hacer el inventario nos llevó tres semanas closed for stocktaking cerrado por inventario (before noun/delante del nombre) stocktaking sale o clearance liquidación (feminine) de existencias, venta (feminine) postbalance
    Example sentences
    • The wide-ranging exercise is believed to have involved stocktaking of products, including food and drinks, an examination of the tax status of employees and the sale of band-related merchandise.
    • With the stocktaking and facility inspection process over at RAAF Base Learmonth, the convoy then made a beeline for RAAF Base Curtin, near Derby.
    • Some were garbled articles from various encyclopaedias, about international politics, about online democracy, about computerised supermarket stocktaking, about kwashiorkor and other kinds of malnutrition.
    1.2 (review) balance (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Week 52 is traditionally a time for contemplating the success or otherwise of the previous 12 months, but followers of our international football team might just prefer to give the mental stocktaking a miss this time around.
    • Fortunately, the government has finally woken up to the situation and has announced a long overdue stocktaking of adoption agencies and a review of adoption procedures.
    • ‘The opportunity presents itself now to perform such a stocktaking exercise in order to ensure that the balance and strategic direction which we have put in place is the right one,’ he said when he set up the group.

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