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English adjective: token

1. token insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)

SamplesThe fee was nominal.
A token gesture of resistance.
A toknenish gesture.

Synonymsnominal, tokenish

Similarminimal, minimum

Antonymsmaximal, maximum

English noun: token

1. token (communication) an individual instance of a type of symbol

SamplesThe word`error' contains three tokens of `r'.


Broader (hypernym)symbol

Narrower (hyponym)postage, postage stamp, stamp, trading stamp

2. token (communication) something serving as a sign of something else

Broader (hypernym)mark, sign

3. token (artifact) a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines

Broader (hypernym)disc, disk

Narrower (hyponym)subway token

4. token (artifact) something of sentimental value

Synonymskeepsake, relic, souvenir

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)favor, favour, love-token, party favor, party favour

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