Study the following definitions and
1. adjustment n.,
a change in order to match
a. With these adjustments to the numbers of
screws and nuts, we are close to having an accurate count.
b. An adjustment to the number of damaged items
would help us align our figures.
2. automatically adv.,
independently, without outside prompting
a. The program automatically sends an e-mail
response to all messages while she's out of town.
door opens automatically.
adj., extremely significant or important
how many products we have in stock is crucial to our shipping procedures.
is a crucial process and must be taken seriously by all staff.
n., a divergence or disagreement
easily explained the discrepancy between the two counts.
b. Unless you catch the error immediately, the
discrepancy gets entered into the computer and becomes very difficult to
v., to interfere with; to interrupt
see how many products we can count in advance of inventory so we disturb fewer
hope I'm not disturbing you, but I need to ask you to move so I can record the
products behind you.
6. liability n.,
an obligation; a responsibility
store's insured liability protects against theft and damaged inventory.
slippery steps were a terrible liability for the store.
n., a likeness, an image
saw her reflection in the mirror.
b. The reflection in the glass made it hard for
her to distinguish how many were on the shelf.
v., to operate
long as the computer is running, you can keep adding new data.
be running inventory next weekend, so don't make any other plans.
v., to look over quickly
a. The computer's optical disk scanned in the
price and ordering information.
quickly scanned the list to see if any information was missing.
v., to take away; to deduct
a. Once you ring up an item, the computer
automatically subtracts it from the inventory log.
b. Whoever did the inventory forgot to subtract
the items that arrived damaged and were never put into the stockroom.
adj., tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring
a. This may be tedious work but you will be
glad the inventory is accurate when you hit the busy holiday sales season.
merchandise all weekend is the most tedious job I can imagine.
12. verify v.,
to prove the truth of
can't verify the accuracy of these numbers, since I was not present for
inventory process verifies that you have accounted for all the items that are
supposed to be in the store.