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EQUITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equity mean? 

EQUITY (noun)
  The noun EQUITY has 3 senses:

1. the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
2. the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
3. conformity with rules or standards

  Familiarity information: EQUITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EQUITY (noun)


Sense 1equity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("equity" is a kind of...):

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)


Sense 2equity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("equity" is a kind of...):

interest; stake ((law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equity"):

sweat equity (interest in a building that a tenant earns by contributing to its renovation or maintenance)


Sense 3equity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conformity with rules or standards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fairness; equity

Context example:

the judge recognized the fairness of my claim

Hypernyms ("equity" is a kind of...):

justice; justness (the quality of being just or fair)

Attribute:

fair; just (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules)

unfair; unjust (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equity"):

non-discrimination (fairness in treating people without prejudice)

sportsmanship (fairness in following the rules of the game)

Antonym:

inequity (injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards)


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