something serving to represent or indicate some fact, event, feeling, etc.; sign:
Black is a token of mourning.
a characteristic indication or mark of something; evidence or proof:
Malnutrition is a token of poverty.
a memento; souvenir; keepsake:
The seashell was a token of their trip.
something used to indicate authenticity, authority, etc.; emblem; badge:
Judicial robes are a token of office.
Also called token coin. a stamped piece of metal, issued as a limited medium of exchange, as for bus fares, at a nominal value much greater than its commodity value.
anything of only nominal value similarly used, as paper currency.
an item, idea, person, etc., representing a group; a part as representing the whole; sample; indication.
Logic, Linguistics. a particular instance of a word, symbol, expression, sentence, or the like: A printed page might have twenty tokens of the single type-word “and.”.
Compare type (def 8).
to be a token of; signify; symbolize.
serving as a token:
a token gift; a token male on an all-female staff.
slight; perfunctory; minimal:
by the same token,
in proof of which.
She has a talent as a painter, and by the same token has a sharp eye for detail.
in token of, as a sign of; in evidence of:
a ring in token of his love.
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an indication, warning, or sign of something
a symbol or visible representation of something
something that indicates authority, proof, or authenticity
a metal or plastic disc, such as a substitute for currency for use in slot machines
a gift voucher that can be used as payment for goods of a specified value
(modifier) as a matter of form only; nominal: a token increase in salary
(linguistics) a symbol regarded as an individual concrete mark, not as a class of identical symbols Compare type (sense 11)
(philosophy) 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 Compare type (sense 13)
by the same token, moreover and for the same or a similar reason
(transitive) to act or serve as a warning or symbol of; betoken
by the same token
in token of
something designed to support a person in a sitting position, as a chair, bench, or pew; a place on or in which one sits. the part of a chair, sofa, or the like, on which one sits. the part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks. the part of the garment covering it: […]
the external covering or integument of an animal body, especially when soft and flexible. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, especially a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin. the tanned or treated pelt or hide of an animal, especially when used in apparel and accessories; leather (usually used in combination): pigskin; […]
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