A term is a component of a fraction, ratio, proportion, or sequence.

Terms of a common fraction

These are the numerator and denominator.

Terms of a proportion

There are four terms of a propotion:

In the following, a, b, c, and d are terms.
A proportion may be written as or a:b = c:d.

Terms of a sequence

These are the numbers in the pattern or sequence

2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, ...

Terms of an expression

The terms of an expression are the parts of an expression separated by operation signs.

Expression: 3x + 2

See also denominator, numerator, pattern, proportion, ratio, simplest form.