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bundling,

courtship custom, thought to have originated in Holland and the British Isles. It was extended to America, particularly to New England, and most widely practiced in the years prior to the Revolution of 1776. Engaged or courting couples, dressed or partially dressed, traditionally lay together on a bed pursuing their romance. They were sometimes separated by a board, or the girl's legs were tied together, or the couple was in some other way constrained from completing the sexual act. As a formal custom the practice was abandoned in the early 19th cent. because of widespread social disapproval.

bundling

[′bən·dliŋ]
(communications)
The provision of a combination of services, such as cable television and telephone service, over a single communications system.

bundling

Combining elements together. Outside the U.S., it is an alternate term for "bonding." For example, "ISDN bundling" and "ISDN bonding" are synonymous. See bundled software and bundle.
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These constraint sets differ slightly from those of Adams and Yellen for mixed bundling in that a third constraint on component purchasers is introduced, restricting them to purchasing just one of the components--that component providing the higher consumer surplus.
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But first some clarification of the historical concept and practice of bundling would seem to be in order.
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The share of households that report at least bundling their local and long distance services with one carrier has increased from 26 percent in 2002 to 51 percent in 2004 -- an overall increase of almost 20 million households.
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This program is in perfect alignment with our core objective, that is to improve our customers' time-to-market by bundling innovative solution components into a fully configured and supported turkey voice platform" said Jeff Valliant, president and CEO at CYGCOM.
In Section II, we take a more in-depth look at the bundling strategies, products, promotions, sales channels and future plans for several service providers.
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