What is the name of the line you enter commands on after hitting escape?

E.g. When you hit escape and start typing a colon command you are typing in/on the _____ .

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I would say it's the "command line" based on http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/cmdline.html#Command-line

  • I always thought people were talking about the terminal emulator and/or running shell commands in vim when they mentioned the command line. Thanks.
    – masukomi
    Feb 5, 2017 at 22:20

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