like terms

Noun

 Singularnone
1. Like terms are things of the same class, or kind.
2. Like terms are two words that mean the same thing.
3. (mathematics) Like terms are terms that contain the same variables raised to the same power.
In ${\displaystyle 5xy^{3}+3=6xy^{3}-3}$ , the like terms are ${\displaystyle 5xy^{3}}$  and ${\displaystyle 6xy^{3}}$ .