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1 - About

OS - Terminal (Emulator) (Term|tty) in the context of Linux

3 - The Linux Programmer manual


4 - Environment variable

The value of TERM only tells an application program what terminal you are using.

echo $TERM 

See X11 - Xterm

According to the SSH RFC, the TERM variable is set when initializing the SSH connection. This is set initially, regardless of AcceptEnv.