equity-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: the quantity of ownership in an asset

Commentary: EQUITY[+quantity][+ownership][+asset]

John applied for a home equity loan.
They have put a lot of sweat equity into their electronics startup.
You will build up equity faster with a 15-year mortgage than with a 30-year one.
The principals control about 30 percent of the equity of that company.
Their firm controls companies mostly through debt rather than equity.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: fairness, justness

Commentary: EQUITY[+quality][+justness]

There is no equity in traffic court.
The equity of his claims is dubious.
The school tries to treat all the students with equity.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3