Definitions for "Search Terms"
Keywords:  query, keyword, phrase, word, engine
Search strings / search terms / search query are the words entered by users into a Search Engine or web Directory to find information. Search strings a.k.a. Search query.
The word or phrase that someone using a Search Engine enters into the search box.
The search terms are the words entered by the searcher, which are part of the query, along with other instructions. The search engine will look for these words in the index, and return the matching results, usually sorted by relevance. Some search engines will allow Boolean operators, adjacency, match phrases, partial words and provide other options.
Keywords:  keyphrases, see
See Keyphrases.