A term is any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a + or - sign in an overall expression.

In elementary mathematics, a term is either a single number or variable, or the product of several numbers and/or variables. Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and For example, in

3 + 4x + 5yzw

3, 4x, and 5yzw are all terms. This definition does not cover all usages in more advanced mathematics. Often term is used of a monomial with a coefficient: to 'collect like terms' in a polynomial is the basic operation of making it a linear combination of distinct monomials. In Mathematics, the word monomial means two different things in the context of Polynomials The first meaning is a product of powers of Variables In Mathematics, a coefficient is a Constant multiplicative factor of a certain object In Mathematics, a polynomial is an expression constructed from Variables (also known as indeterminates and Constants using the operations In Mathematics, linear combinations are a concept central to Linear algebra and related fields of mathematics Two or more things are distinct if no two of them are the same thing

The word "term" is from the Latin terminus "boundary line, limit", from the Indo-European root ter- "peg, post, boundary". Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The roots of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language (PIE are basic Morphemes carrying a Lexical meaning Terminus eventually came to mean "something bounded" rather than its boundary; so term acquired the meaning of a member of a collection of things with clear boundaries. In the above example, 4x is bounded by plus signs. The plus and minus signs ( + and &minus) are Mathematical symbols used to represent the notions of positive and negative as well as the operations

Binomials, trinomials, and series may all have terms.

## Similar phrases

Where the word term is used for summation, other mathematical constructs have similar terminology.

multiplication
Factor. FACTOR may also refer to the Object Oriented programming requirements caputre acronym "Functionality Application domain Conditions Technology Objects and Responsibility" In a multiplication of two factors, the first is called the multiplicand and the second is called the multiplier.
divisions and fractions
The top of a division is called the numerator (or dividend), and the bottom is called the denominator (or divisor). Numerator may refer to A numeral used to indicate a count particularly of the equal parts in a fraction For example in 3/4 3 is the numerator Numerator may refer to A numeral used to indicate a count particularly of the equal parts in a fraction For example in 3/4 3 is the numerator In Mathematics, a divisor of an Integer n, also called a factor of n, is an integer which evenly divides n without asasas

## References

• Schwartzman, Steven (1994). The words of mathematics: An etymological dictionary of mathematical terms used in English. The Mathematical Association of America, 219. ISBN 0-88385-511-9.