I've come across these two and it seems to execute to the same terminal. Also if there is text for it somewhere, I would love to read it (I've found this: link but doesn't exactly explain what the difference is, nor can I find why there are two).

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    Did you consult their respective manuals?
    – JdeBP
    Jan 30, 2019 at 9:51

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The command exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator will launch the preferred terminal emulator, which may or may not be xfce4-terminal. The preferred applications are set in Settings Manager > Preferred Applications.

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