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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)

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.

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."