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Term

Parts of an expression or series separated by + or – signs, or the parts of a sequence separated by commas.

 

Expression Terms
5a3 – 2xy + 3 5a3, 2xy, and 3
p, 2q, a2, and b

 

See also

Polynomial

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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