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English definition of “token”

token

noun [C] (PAPER WORTH MONEY)    /ˈtəʊ.kən/ US  /ˈtoʊ-/ UK (US gift certificate)
a piece of paper with a particular amount of money printed on it that can be exchanged in a shop for goods of that value: a £20 book/gift/record tokenForms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of token noun (PAPER WORTH MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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