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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]
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The results of two-factor, within-subject analyses of variance show, as expected, that firms do economize in response to pressure (see Table 1).
Cataloga, a London-based provider of e-catalogue management software, has partnered with the Dutch e-business consultancy firm Economize B.V.
In a market economy, nobody needs to order people to economize on a scarce commodity or make extra efforts to produce it: Scarcity leads to a high price, and sheer self-interest does the rest.
Whiting also said that foundries can economize on the amount of power they use by examining their compressed air systems.
History proves that a coalition: (1) can help organizations survive for years on grits and guts by training young people in the theatre (The New York Black Theatre Alliance, for example); (2) can assist in building audiences (AUDELCO) and in giving administrative infrastructure professionally capable management, audience development, and fundraising (ACT Co in Washington, D.C.); (3) can assist companies to save and economize by synchronizing diverse philosophies so that groups can better invest their time, money, and energy in community projects (The Chicago Black Theatre Alliance); and (4) can provide discovery opportunities for playwrights to develop their talents (The Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative by the ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago).
Marshall adds, "A consultant can create a corporate-wide communication audit and action plan, including ways to integrate and economize on diverse consulting tasks."
The VAV system has the ability to ventilate and economize without additional equipment.
Another way newspapers economize is by shrinking their newsholes to save on newsprint costs.
Managing Teacher Workload: Work-Life Balance And Wellbeing is a useful guide for professional educators that focuses on how to assess, manage, and economize the time spent on school work without sacrificing quality of instruction.
The association attributed the June fall to a continued tendency on the part of consumers to economize.
Market price signals already drive firms to find ways to economize on the use of raw materials, including chemicals.