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equitynoun

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







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equitynoun

uk   /ˈek.wɪ.ti/  us   /ˈek.wə.t̬i/
  • equity noun (VALUE)

[C or U] specialized finance & economics the ​value of a ​company, ​divided into many ​equalpartsowned by the shareholders, or one of the ​equalparts 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 ​purchaseadditional equity ​interests in the ​company at a ​bigdiscount.
[U] the ​value of a ​property after you have ​paid any ​mortgage or other ​chargesrelating to it
  • equity noun (FAIRNESS)

[U] formal the ​situation in which everyone is ​treatedfairly and ​equally: a ​societybased on equity and ​socialjustice Note: The opposite of equity is inequity.
[U] specialized law in English-speaking ​countries, a ​system of justice that ​allows a ​fairjudgment of a ​case where the ​laws that already ​exist are not ​satisfactory
(Definition of equity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equity" in Business English

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equitynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈekwɪti/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​capital that a ​company gets from ​selling its ​shares rather than ​borrowingmoney: Many ​internetfirms 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 ​fundgrowthplans. 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 ​loanpaid back: The equity in your ​home can be a ​cheapsource of ​cash.in equity An ​owner with a ​houseworth $100,000 and an $80,000 ​mortgage has $20,000 in equity.have/lose/release equity (in sth) According to ​research, ​retiredhomeowners 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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