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English definition of “debit balance”

debit balance

noun [C]
 
 
BANKING, FINANCE an amount of money in a bank account, etc. which is less than zero because more money was taken out of it than the total amount that was paid into it: Customers should consider transferring the debit balance to a credit card with a special rate for debt transfers. →  Compare credit balance
ACCOUNTING the amount, shown in the record of a company’s finances, by which its total debits are greater than its total credits: Debit balances may arise due to timing differences, in which case income will be accrued at the year end to offset the debit.
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