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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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