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economy    : [ɪk'ɑnəmi] [ik'ɑnəmi]
economy \e*con"o*my\ ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[y^]), n.; pl.
{Economies} ([-e]*k[o^]n"[-o]*m[i^]z). [F. ['e]conomie, L.
oeconomia household management, fr. Gr. o'ikonomi`a, fr.
o'ikono`mos one managing a household; o'i^kos house (akin to
L. vicus village, E. vicinity) no`mos usage, law, rule, fr.
ne`mein to distribute, manage. See {Vicinity}, {Nomad}.]
1. The management of domestic affairs; the regulation and
government of household matters; especially as they
concern expense or disbursement; as, a careful economy.
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Himself busy in charge of the household economies.
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2. Orderly arrangement and management of the internal affairs
of a state or of any establishment kept up by production
and consumption; esp., such management as directly
concerns wealth; as, political economy.
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3. The system of rules and regulations by which anything is
managed; orderly system of regulating the distribution and
uses of parts, conceived as the result of wise and
economical adaptation in the author, whether human or
divine; as, the animal or vegetable economy; the economy
of a poem; the Jewish economy.
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The position which they [the verb and adjective]
hold in the general economy of language. --Earle.
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In the Greek poets, as also in Plautus, we shall see
the economy . . . of poems better observed than in
Terence. --B. Jonson.
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The Jews already had a Sabbath, which, as citizens
and subjects of that economy, they were obliged to
keep. --Paley.
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4. Thrifty and frugal housekeeping; management without loss
or waste; frugality in expenditure; prudence and
disposition to save; as, a housekeeper accustomed to
economy but not to parsimony.
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{Political economy}. See under {Political}.

Syn: {Economy}, {Frugality}, {Parsimony}. Economy avoids all
waste and extravagance, and applies money to the best
advantage; frugality cuts off indulgences, and proceeds
on a system of saving. The latter conveys the idea of
not using or spending superfluously, and is opposed to
lavishness or profusion. Frugality is usually applied to
matters of consumption, and commonly points to
simplicity of manners; parsimony is frugality carried to
an extreme, involving meanness of spirit, and a sordid
mode of living. Economy is a virtue, and parsimony a
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I have no other notion of economy than that it is
the parent to liberty and ease. --Swift.
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The father was more given to frugality, and the
son to riotousness [luxuriousness]. --Golding.
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n 1: the system of production and distribution and consumption
[synonym: {economy}, {economic system}]
2: the efficient use of resources; "economy of effort"
3: frugality in the expenditure of money or resources; "the
Scots are famous for their economy" [synonym: {economy},
4: an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small
economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50
cents" [synonym: {economy}, {saving}]

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "economy":
GNP, barter economy, brevity, briefness, budget,
capitalistic economy, carefulness, cheap, cheeseparing,
collectivized economy, compactness, conciseness, concision,
conservation, conservatism, consumer economy, control, curtness,
discretion, diversified economy, easy, economic, economic system,
economy of assumption, economy of means, elegance, farm economy,
forehandedness, free-enterprise economy, frugal, frugality,
gross national product, handicraft economy, hot economy, husbandry,
industrial economy, inexpensive, laissez-faire, law of parsimony,
local economy, low, low-priced, manageable, meanness,
mercantile economy, miserliness, moderate, modest,
national economy, niggardliness, nominal, overheated economy,
parsimoniousness, parsimony, paucity, pinching, planned economy,
private-enterprise economy, providence, prudence, reasonable,
restraint, rural economy, saving, scrimping, sensible, shabby,
shoddy, skimping, socialistic economy, sound economy, stinginess,
stinting, succinctness, terseness, thrift, thriftiness, token,
town economy, unexpensive, urban economy, village economy,
war economy, within means, world economy, worth the money

Economy, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
Population (2000): 200
Housing Units (2000): 79
Land area (2000): 0.096963 sq. miles (0.251134 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.096963 sq. miles (0.251134 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20152
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 39.976293 N, 85.085945 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 47339
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Economy, IN

Economy, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 9363
Housing Units (2000): 3629
Land area (2000): 17.698873 sq. miles (45.839868 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.069934 sq. miles (0.181128 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 17.768807 sq. miles (46.020996 sq. km)
FIPS code: 22264
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.638466 N, 80.184891 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Economy, PA

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