Meaning of “difference” - Learner’s Dictionary

difference

noun uk us /ˈdɪfərəns/
WAY [ C, U ]

A2 the way in which two people or things are not the same:

What's the difference between an ape and a monkey?
QUALITY [ U ]

the quality of not being the same

AMOUNT [ C, U ]

B1 the amount by which one thing or person is different from another:

There's a big difference in age between them.
DISAGREEMENT [ C ]

a disagreement or different opinion:

They must try to resolve their differences peacefully.
make a/any difference

B2 to have an effect on a situation:

Painting the walls white has made a big difference to this room.
Do what you like, it makes no difference to me.

(Definition of “difference” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)