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equitynoun

uk   /ˈek.wɪ.ti/ us   /ˈek.wə.t̬i/
(Definition of equity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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equitynoun

us   /ˈek·wɪ·t̬i/
[C/U] the money value of a property or business after debts have been subtracted: [U] How much equity do you have in your home?
[C/U] An equity is also one of the equal parts, or shares, into which the value of a company is divided.
(Definition of equity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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equitynoun [U]

uk   /ˈekwɪti/ us  
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the capital that a company gets from selling its shares rather than borrowing money: Many internet firms have financed themselves with equity. Nearly 329 million shares, or 18% of the equity, will go on sale to investors.issue/raise equity The company is planning to raise equity of £1.1 billion to fund growth plans. an equity holder/investor/strategist
US also home equity FINANCE, PROPERTY the value of a property for the owner after it has been sold and any loan paid back: The equity in your home can be a cheap source of cash.in equity An owner with a house worth $100,000 and an $80,000 mortgage has $20,000 in equity.have/lose/release equity (in sth) According to research, retired homeowners have nearly £700 billion of equity in their homes.
LAW a system of English law that developed from the 17th to the 19th centuries that can still be used to judge a case fairly in a court of law if the rules of common law are not suitable
(Definition of equity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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