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token

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈtəʊkən/
disapproving done or existing only to show that you are following rules or doing what is expected, even though the results are limited: The wording of the advertisement was merely a token gesture towards equal opportunities. She was appointed as the token woman on the board
used to describe a payment that is very small: a token sum/payment There is a token charge for membership of the staff club.
(Definition of token adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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