Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A reappraisal of a situation, a person, or one's own position or prospects.
  • n. The act or process of inventorying merchandise or the supplies on hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of taking an inventory of merchandise etc.
  • n. the reappraisal of a situation or of one's prospects

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
  • n. making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand

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Examples

  • To meet the mid-1998 deadline, South Africa and the EU agreed to convene a "stocktaking" ministerial meeting early in February to review progress made so far in negotiations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She had dropped unconsciously into her "stocktaking" attitude.

    Tommy and Co.

  • The WTO's week-long "stocktaking" of the Doha Round trade talks ended on Friday with a whimper, not bang.

    ICTSD

  • Nevertheless, the "stocktaking" week kicked off on Monday morning with a formal meeting of the WTO's Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) - essentially the organisation's full membership.

    ICTSD

  • Matus described the outcome on 'stocktaking' as remarkable, given that the conference was not officially intended to produce any forward movement in the Doha talks.

    ICTSD

  • "stocktaking" took place on Tuesday, giving keepers a chance to

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  • In the first few pages we see only the accountacy of Sumerian scribes, stocktaking and contracts.

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  • The stocktaking session lasted two hours and focused on the chances of hastening a reconciliation between the Taliban and the Karzai government.

    No decision on speeding up Afghan troop withdrawal in 2013

  • Busan is a stocktaking exercise but also an attempt to build on those principles and to bring in the new players into a common framework.

    China pulls out of aid partnership

  • But the reflex mantra of "unity in diversity" prevents any genuine stocktaking on where religious diversity really stands today.

    Betwa Sharma: 'No Vacancy' For Muslims in India's Capital

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