In unix terminology, the short answer is that

  • terminal = tty = text input/output environment
  • console = physical terminal
  • shell = command line interpreter

via What is the exact difference between a ‘terminal’, a ‘shell’, a ‘tty’ and a ‘console’? – Unix and Linux – Stack Exchange.

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