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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).

token

A clinical trial term of art for a physical key that provides access to a secure information system or location.
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TOKEN PASSING. We prove that it is impossible to have a reliable crashing token passing protocol.
Token passing protocols have always seemed attractive for voice-data integration because of their bounded delay property.
For token passing, network control is centralized among sepecial-purpose nodes.
In token passing (Figure 3), special addressable bit patterns or packets called tokens--each is several bits in length--travel from node to node.
The new Allen-Bradley netowrking system will conform to the IEEE Standard 802.4, and will utilize a technique called token passing. In this technique, a special message or token in the form of a bit message--for instance, 01111110--is passed around the network to any terminal (it's called a node in networking) that wants to communicate.
Token passing is also used by Prime Computer for its Primenet local network, which employs a ring topology, and by Datapoint for its Attached Resource Computer (ARC) local network.