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American English: /ˈstɑkˌteɪkɪŋ/
British English: /ˈstɒkteɪkɪŋ/

Translation of stocktaking in Spanish:


uncountable (esp British)
  • 1 (Business)stocktaking took three weeks
    hacer el inventario nos llevó tres semanas
    closed for stocktaking (before noun) stocktaking sale or 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.
  • 2 (review)
    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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