stock·​tak·​ing ˈstäk-ˌtā-kiŋ How to pronounce stocktaking (audio)
: the action of estimating a situation at a given moment

Examples of stocktaking in a Sentence

It is time for a stocktaking.
Recent Examples on the Web All the more reason for a quick stocktaking on where things stand today. Jennifer Jacobs Dungs, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 So The New Republic thought the time was right for a stocktaking. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 27 Oct. 2021 Delegates from each county will have a chance to air their concerns and grievances at a stocktaking session. Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stocktaking was in 1851

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“Stocktaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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