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1 token /ˈtoʊkən/ noun
plural tokens
1 token
/ˈtoʊkən/
noun
plural tokens
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
2 token /ˈtoʊkən/ adjective
2 token
/ˈtoʊkən/
adjective
Learner's definition of TOKEN
always used before a noun disapproving
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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