*x*" has the same meaning as "

*x*term is independent"?

*x*is a variable in a binomial expansion.

It is well understood that "the term independent of

*x*" refers to the constant of a binomial expansion.

But does "

*x*term is independent" refer to the constant too or does it refer to

*ax = 0*. Where

*a*is the coefficient to the

*x*term.