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equity

noun (VALUE)    /ˈek.wɪ.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
[C or U] specialized finance & economics the value of a company, divided into many equal parts owned by the shareholders, or one of the equal parts into which the value of a company is divided: He sold his equity in the company last year. The rights give holders the opportunity to purchase additional equity interests in the company at a big discount.Financial investments and the stock market [U] the value of a property after you have paid any mortgage or other charges relating to itMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting property
(Definition of equity noun (VALUE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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