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n. pl. in·ven·to·ries
a. A detailed, itemized list, report, or record of things in one's possession, especially a periodic survey of all goods and materials in stock.
b. The process of making such a list, report, or record.
c. The items listed in such a report or record.
d. The quantity of goods and materials on hand; stock.
2. An evaluation or a survey, as of abilities, assets, or resources.
tr.v. in·ven·to·ried, in·ven·to·ry·ing, in·ven·to·ries
1. To make an itemized report or record of.
2. To include in an itemized report or record.

[Middle English inventorie, from Medieval Latin inventōrium, alteration of Late Latin inventārium, from Latin inventus, past participle of invenīre, to find; see invent.]

in′ven·to′ri·al adj.
in′ven·to′ri·al·ly adv.
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Generally, inventorial distinctions in themselves do not give us very much of Ahtna word structure, unless we know the identity of prefixes.
These debts represent approximately 43 per cent of the total inventorial wealth of the alehouse-keepers; among poorer victuallers (those with total inventories worth less than 20 [pounds sterling]) uncleared debts amounted to half their personal estate'.
The Gospels in the Muslim discourse of the ninth to the fourteenth centuries: an exegetical inventorial table: Part 1, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 14 (1) 2003, 67-91.