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Definition of "token" []

  • Something serving as an indication, proof, or expression of something else; a sign: "Tears are queer tokens of happiness” ( Eugene O'Neill). See Synonyms at sign. (noun)
  • Something that signifies or evidences authority, validity, or identity: The scepter is a token of regal status. (noun)
  • A distinguishing feature or characteristic. (noun)
  • One that represents a group, as an employee whose presence is used to deflect from the employer criticism or accusations of discrimination. (noun)
  • A keepsake or souvenir. (noun)
  • An indication, warning, or sign of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A symbol or visible representation of something (noun)
  • Something that indicates authority, proof, or authenticity (noun)
  • A metal or plastic disc, such as a substitute for currency for use in slot machines (noun)
  • A memento (noun)
  • A gift voucher that can be used as payment for goods of a specified value (noun)
  • As a matter of form only; nominal (noun)
  • A symbol regarded as an individual concrete mark, not as a class of identical symbols (noun)
  • An individual instance: if the same sentence has different truth-values on different occasions of utterance the truth-value may be said to attach to the sentence-token (noun)
  • To act or serve as a warning or symbol of; betoken (verb)

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Use "token" in a sentence
  • "And, to make them easier to read, the constructor breaks the token into name-value pairs (stored in the public function TokenValidator ($token, $signingKey,"
  • "The term token conservative describes the lip service paid by the mainstream,"
  • "I spent most of today trying to understand, again, what a token is and a frob and how they relate."