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1token/ˈtoʊkən/noun
pluraltokens
1token
/ˈtoʊkən/
noun
pluraltokens
Learner's definition of TOKEN  
[count]
: a round piece of metal or plastic that is used instead of money in some machines : an object that looks like a coin and is used in place of a coin
: something that is a symbol of a feeling, event, etc. — usually + of

by the same token

: for the same reason : in the same way — used to introduce a statement that says something more and often something different about the same situation referred to by a previous statement
2token/ˈtoʊkən/adjective
2token
/ˈtoʊkən/
adjective
Learner's definition of TOKEN  
always used before a noundisapproving
— used to describe something that is done with very little effort and only to give the appearance that an effort is being made
: included in a group only to prevent criticism that people of a particular kind are being unfairly left out
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