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Definition

code for "let's have fun during study time". When studying alone becomes a mundane thing to do, especially because mugging can be so boring, it is accepted that doing joint study with your friends can be a motivator. What the parents don't realize is that they have just given perm for private time with the opposite sex (that's the idea usually, dumbass). Long hours are spent with your crush within breathing distance as you "help" each out with your "equations" and also where very often you "bump" into each other and other such exciting games. Group study on the other hand is usually not so much fun.

Usage

Dad, Monica is coming home for joint study in the afternoon. We have to finish our maths portions today at any cost as we have a test on Monday. Please tell akka not to disturb us during studies.
Added 2012-01-27 by sykil

Root

English

Region

All India

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Definition

A special kind of family structure In India (esp North and Central) . A joint family is a collection of more than one, nuclear families that are interconnected by blood relations or marital relations.
All the members within that joint family live,eat,celebrate cry,fight,gossip .Joint family is a manifestation of "unity in diversity" : a governing principle of Indian society.

Not to confused by a social circle who regularly bond over a joint.

Usage

Ex Prez APJ Kalam's view on joint family

"I am a promoter of joint family and children from these families are always bubbling with joy. Children should grow up with some values and let this exercise begins from home"


Disgruntled Amercian's view on joint family

I am an American who has been married to an Indian for 10 years now. We lived in the u.s. for the first 6 years of our marriage.We had our own lives, home, finances, life, kids, food, home etc.We moved to India for my husband to pursue his career and stayed at his parents house. It has been almost 4 years. I really hate my in-laws. I have been holding my tongue for so long, I just dont know how much longer.Every time I ask my husband about moving out, he comes up with so many excuses on why we shouldn't.But I really hate living in a joint family. Have no privacy at all.Sister-in law keep interfering and advising me on how to bring up my children

Added 2011-07-22 by Behenjigaga

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Bhartiya Sanskriti, family friend