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Definition of token noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a round piece of metal or plastic used instead of money to operate some machines or as a form of payment a parking token
  2. 2something that is a symbol of a feeling, a fact, an event, etc. synonym expression, mark Please accept this small gift as a token of our gratitude.
  3. Idioms
    by the same token
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    for the same reasons The penalty for failure will be high. But, by the same token, the rewards for success will be great.
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