European Terms

DEFINITION of 'European Terms'

A foreign exchange quoting convention where the domestic currency is quoted in terms of a foreign currency. In other words, it is the amount of foreign currency that one unit of the domestic currency can buy.

BREAKING DOWN 'European Terms'

For example, assume there is a bid quote of EUR 1.3446/USD, and an ask quote of EUR 1.3448/USD. From the United States perspective, these quotes are given in European terms. Although the bid and ask quotes given here are in European terms, the bid and ask quotes in American terms will be reversed.