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  • n  reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
  • n  making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
  • v  make or include in an itemized record or report

  • But for almost all Japanese who watched the incessant TV commentary, there came a moment of wistful stock-taking.
  • And a more fruitful time for educational stock-taking arrived last week when James Bryant Conant, the 40-year-old chemistry professor who succeeded to the big paneled office in .
  • Certain it is that no definite stock-taking can be made of protean Pablo Picasso before he is safely dead.

  • Antoinette Sayeh in International Herald Tribune
    So all of that is to come. We're merely doing a stock-taking of recent developments in Zimbabwe with this mission that will report to our board when it returns to Washington,Sayeh added.
  • Pascal Lamy in International Herald Tribune
    There was a stock-taking exercise last month in Geneva in which all the countries participating assessed that success (in the Doha round) was not likely imminent, but we should continue with the process as best we could, and I think that summarizes... Peter Van Loan Reuters Apr 23, 2010 94841 126050 stock-taking My own sense is that a serious negotiating meeting will only make sense when people come with new numbers," Lamy said. "I am not aware that that will be the case in Davos. Davos is a useful stock-taking exercise."

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