n.— «Most people use their phones to stay in close contact with between three and five loved ones or friends, she says. Sociological literature, which has a habit of sprouting important-sounding titles for any new phenomenon, has invented a name for it: “tele-cocooning.”» —“Mobility Special: Plugged into it all” by Richard Waters Financial Times (U.K.) Nov. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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