**Different**is an adjective, a word which qualifies a noun.

**Difference**is a noun, which means it indicates a person, place or thing.

**Difference**is a thing, an abstract idea in this case. It means the quality

**of**not being identical.

Keeping this in view, what do you mean by difference?

So

**what does**the word '**difference**'**mean**in math?**Difference**is the result of subtracting one number from another. So,**difference**is what is left of one number when subtracted from another. In a subtraction equation, there are three parts: The minuend (the number being subtracted from)Furthermore, what is the difference between A and B?

When someone refers to the

**difference between A and B**, it usually does not imply there is only one**difference**! The**difference**, often with the emphasized**in**some way, spoken or written, means the most important**difference**. Suppose I write an article about two new phones that come out.What does 4 * mean in math?

Factorial ! Example:

**4**! is shorthand**for 4**x 3 x 2 x 1. The factorial function (symbol: !) says to multiply all whole numbers from our chosen number down to 1.Can a difference be negative?

The

**difference**between two**negative**integers**can**be positive,**negative**or zero depending upon the values of the integers. When you subtract two**negative**integers and the first integer (or minuend) is smaller than the second integer (or subtrahend), the**difference**is**negative**.