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hookup

[′hu̇k‚əp]
(electricity)
An arrangement of circuits and apparatus for a particular purpose.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One who did respond, Erin Lovette-Colyer, director of the women's center at the University of San Diego, said, "Hookup culture [has] been part of the national conversation for the past several years.
They compared responses from 1988-1996 with those from 2002-2010, the era that researchers often describe as characterized by a "hookup culture."
In April, Japan introduced wireless Internet hookup services for PC users based on the radio frequency band of 2.4 gigahertz.
But overall, pre-college hookups emerged as the strongest predictor of hooking up during freshmen year, suggesting early hookup experiences may provide a personal model for future behavior.
The college atmosphere fosters hooking up, establishing a "hookup culture" (Heldman and Wade, 2010) where hooking up is the dominant way people experience intimacy.
The utility hookup fees are particularly regressive in that the same fees apply to a very expensive home as a more modest one.
Among college students, fewer are romantically or emotionally involved with their partner prior to engaging in sexual behaviors compared to earlier decades, preferring instead to "hang out" and/or "hookup." Hooking up refers to when two, or more, people engage in sexual behaviors ranging from kissing to sexual intercourse with no expectation of commitment after (Fielder, Walsh, Carey, & Carey, 2014), and has become a popular relationship alternative on college campuses (Helm, Gondra, & McBride, 2015).
While Freitas' book methodically examines the current sexual environment on US college campuses, she focuses specifically on hookup culture, where sexual encounters have no strings attached, no emotions, and no expectations.
This has led to a host of challenges that tend to be exacerbated by hookup culture, high-speed yet casual communication, and dating apps.
Radio reports of functions to be held in country will be aired on national hookup at 8.30 pm.
RIYADH, April 20 (KUNA) -- "Kuwait is by your side" campaign has delivered on Thursday the Jaar-Al-Hisn power grid hookup and the second phase of the Abyan water station to the municipal authorities in Greater Aden.
College students aren't having as much sex as everyone thinks, professor Lisa Wade writes in American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.