term splitting

term splitting

[′tərm ‚splid·iŋ]
(quantum mechanics)
The separation of the energies of the states in a term; in the Russell-Saunders case this is produced by the spin-orbit interaction.
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They (Americans) are speeding up efforts to engage Taliban in peace talks after what they term splitting them from Al-Qaeda, but our leadership is wondering without a policy in this regard, said Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, chairman PPP-Sherpao while talking to Online on Sunday.
In order to minimise technical jargon, In this paper the term splitting has been used to refer to both the appearance of the spectrum and the proton-proton interactions.