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Meaning of “token” - Learner’s Dictionary

token

adjective [always before noun]     /ˈtəʊkən/
PERSON
A token person is chosen so that an organization can pretend that they care about that type of person: a token woman The club has two token black members.Faking and pretendingOf little or less importance
ACTION
A token action is small or unimportant and may show your future intentions or may only pretend to: He made a token effort to find a job.Of little or less importance
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