[ stok-tey-king ]
/ ˈstɒkˌteɪ kɪŋ /


the examination or counting over of materials or goods on hand, as in a stockroom or store.
the act of appraising a present situation, condition, degree of progress, etc., in terms of accomplishments and ultimate goals.

Origin of stocktaking

First recorded in 1855–60; stock + taking

Example sentences from the Web for stocktaking

British Dictionary definitions for stocktaking

/ (ˈstɒkˌteɪkɪŋ) /


the examination, counting, and valuing of goods on hand in a shop or business
a reassessment of one's current situation, progress, prospects, etc