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token

noun [C]  /ˈtoʊ·kən/ us  

token noun [C] (SYMBOL)

something you give to someone or do for someone to express your feelings or intentions: It isn’t a big present – it’s just a token of thanks for your help.

token noun [C] (DISK)

a round, metal or plastic disk which is used instead of money in some machines: subway tokens

token

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈtoʊ·kən/ us  

token adjective [not gradable] (SYMBOL)

small or limited but having a symbolic importance: a token fee a token gesture of goodwill
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