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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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In this way, employees are given a strong incentive to economize.
It also provides the option for users to lay the product horizontal or stand vertical to economize precious storage space.
The Twingo partnership allows Array to leverage powerful secure desktop technology into its continually expanding EASE(TM) platform - Array Networks' fully-integrated solutions offerings that enable enterprises to extend, accelerate, secure and economize their application and content networking infrastructures," said Michael Zhao, president and CEO of Array Networks.
With this capital infusion, we are well-prepared to respond to the growing opportunity among enterprises to extend, accelerate, secure and economize their application and network infrastructures.
Autodesk Inventor software has boosted our productivity while helping us economize on resources.
It was designed to economize the extension of Metro Rings to customers located in lower density areas or multi-tenant buildings and enable carriers to deliver flexible, incremental level Ethernet-based bandwidth services as well as traditional TDM services on a mass market basis.
We expect this trend will continue as more and more companies look to economize their IT investments and take advantage of the much-improved security and availability features in the new-generation UNIX, Linux and Windows platforms.
According to Chairman and CEO of MarketBridge Tim Furey, "Marketers managing multiple channels today are finding it difficult to determine where to economize.
The systems offer administrative simplicity and a rich feature set that enable organizations to improve customer relations, economize on costs, and enhance overall productivity.
A South African scorpion economizes as it stings, injecting a simple mix first, followed by a venom that's more complicated to produce.
This economizes on mechanical work input and substantially reduces the need for cooling insofar as this is possible to any great extent with rubber at all.
The 35-year-old Westlake Village resident economizes all year and clips coupons to purchase gifts for her three children.