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economy

 [e-kon´o-me]
the management of money or domestic affairs.
token economy a program of treatment in behavior therapy, usually conducted in a hospital setting, in which the patient may earn tokens by engaging in appropriate personal and social behavior, or lose tokens by inappropriate or antisocial behavior; tokens may be exchanged for tangible rewards (such as food snacks or clothing) or for special privileges (such as watching television or passes to leave the hospital).

e·con·o·my

(ē-kon'ŏ-mē),
System; the body regarded as an aggregate of functioning organs.
[G. oikonomia, management of the house, fr. oikos, house, + nomos, usage, law]

economy

/econ·o·my/ (e-kon´ah-me) the management of domestic affairs.
token economy  in behavior therapy, a program of treatment in which the patient earns tokens, exchangeable for rewards, for appropriate personal and social behavior and loses tokens for antisocial behavior.
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COST-CUTTING car owners are regularly running out of fuel as they try to economise during this period of record-high petrol prices, it was revealed today.
WHY doesn't Blair economise by reducing the number of expensive trips he takes abroad this year?
The station had had its own drivers and guards since trains first arrived in the city in 1837, but with British Rail's need to economise, the crews were transferred to other stations in the region.
As a result, 41% said they planned to economise, 14% will cut back on socialising or spending on hobbies and 13% will cut up their credit cards.