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token

noun [C] (SYMBOL)    /ˈtəʊ.kən/ US  /ˈtoʊ-/
C1 something that you do, or a thing that you give someone, that expresses your feelings or intentions , although it might have little practical effect : As a token of our gratitude for all that you have done, we would like you to accept this small gift . It doesn't have to be a big present - it's just a token.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbolsShowing and demonstratingPresents and giftsGifts in the form of money
(Definition of token noun (SYMBOL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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