What is a single word to describe a list of parts, tools, and instructions to be assembled later to form an object.
Bag of parts/tools/instructions for a DIY crib
A group of parameters to be sent as an object with both properties and methods to describe how to build out the object (software-factory pattern,IOC)
List of car parts/schematics/assembly instructions to be assembled in the factory.

To clarify, I am looking for a general term that could apply to any or all of the scenarios above.

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    – Oldcat
    Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 18:53
  • 1) Parts/Materials 2) Parameters (that's literally the term) 3) Parts...?
    – fuandon
    Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 18:55
  • Supplies? Formal parameters. Automobile components. Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 18:56
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    Are you just talking about the list of parts, rather than the complete instructions? For instance if you’ve seen a Lego or Ikea instruction booklet, are you referring to the inventory they provide at the beginning?
    – user77595
    Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 18:59
  • @user77595 yes, like the Lego boxes, parts and/or assembly instructions.
    – MegaMark
    Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 19:42

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Inventory or parts list.

Software is the odd one out here, as parameters are really just parameters, and a list of parameters is called just that, a list of parameters.

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    An inventory is not a parts list. Some inventories are parts lists. An inventory of parts is a parts list. The answer is parts list, if two words are OK. If not, @Oldcat had it right: the answer is that the list is called Parts.
    – Drew
    Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 19:42
  • Although I do agree that inventory may not properly define exactly what I was asking for, it worked well enough for my situation to use. PartsList would not work in this case as it is not just a pile of parts but also the tools and instructions required by a third party to assemble. I really should clarify that I was looking for more than just the parts... I'll do that now. But thank you for your comment because it does help me to see where I left holes in my question.
    – MegaMark
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 15:32

Repertoire : a list of parts or list of acts to be performed.

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