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 Difference:  The amount left after one number is subtracted from another number.

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When a payment is made from a debit card, the difference between the current balance and the current charge will remain. If you had money in your pocket, then the difference between a bill and the amount you give to the cashier will be the change you receive. For example, if a CD costs $14 and you pay with a $20 bill, then you will receive the difference between 20 and 14, or $6.