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1. Manufacturing.

Raw materials, components, work in progress (WIP) and finished goods held by a company or other entity under review.

Also known as Inventory.


2. Accounting.

Value of raw materials, components, work in progress (WIP) and finished goods held by a reporting entity at a balance sheet date.


3. Financial assets.

A financial asset which may be a common (ordinary) share, a corporate debt security or a government debt security.


4. Financial assets.

More narrowly, financial assets including bonds (corporate debt securities or a government debt securites) but excluding common shares.

As in the phrase "stocks and shares".


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