# term vs clause in the context of normal forms

In the context of disjunctive normal forms, which terminology do you use for the conjunction of atoms? E.g., for the disjunctive normal form $(x₁ ∧ ¬x₂ ∧ x₃) ∨ (¬x₁ ∧ x₂ ∧ x₃)$, how are the constituents "$x₁ ∧ ¬x₂ ∧ x₃$" and "$¬x₁ ∧ x₂ ∧ x₃$" called? Terms or clauses? I saw boths variants as well as "disjunctive clauses", and I wonder which variant is right.

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