Terence play biographical name Ter·ence \ˈter-ən(t)s\ Definition of Terence 186(or 185)–?159 b.c. Publius Terentius Afer Rom. dram. Learn More about terence Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Terence Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Terence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).