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economy

  

      n   pl   , -mies  
1    careful management of resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure or waste; thrift  
2    a means or instance of this; saving  
3    sparing, restrained, or efficient use, esp. to achieve the maximum effect for the minimum effort  
economy of language     
4   
a    the complex of human activities concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services  
b    a particular type or branch of such production, distribution, and consumption  
a socialist economy      an agricultural economy  
5    the management of the resources, finances, income, and expenditure of a community, business enterprise, etc.  
6   
a    a class of travel in aircraft, providing less luxurious accommodation than first class at a lower fare  
b    (as modifier)  
economy class     
7    modifier   offering or purporting to offer a larger quantity for a lower price  
economy pack     
8    the orderly interplay between the parts of a system or structure  
the economy of nature     
9      (Philosophy)   the principle that, of two competing theories, the one with less ontological presupposition is to be preferred  
10    Archaic   the management of household affairs; domestic economy  
     (C16: via Latin from Greek oikonomia domestic management, from oikos house + -nomia, from nemein to manage)  


black economy  
      n   that portion of the income of a nation that remains illegally undeclared either as a result of payment in kind or as a means of tax avoidance  
command economy  
      n   an economy in which business activities and the allocation of resources are determined by government order rather than market forces,   (Also called)    planned economy  
economy of scale  
      n     (Economics)   a fall in average costs resulting from an increase in the scale of production  
mixed economy  
      n   an economy in which some industries are privately owned and others are publicly owned or nationalized  
planned economy  
      n      another name for       command economy  
political economy  
      n      the former name for       economics       1  
principle of economy  
      n      the. another name for       Ockham's razor  
token economy  
      n   a type of psychotherapy in which the inmates of an institution are rewarded for good behaviour with tokens that can be exchanged for privileges  
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economy

  
  
frugality, husbandry, parsimony, providence, prudence, restraint, retrenchment, saving, sparingness, thrift, thriftiness  

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n.
business linked to the Internet but also to traditional economy
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n.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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