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English definition of “token”

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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