Associations to the word «Token»


TOKEN, noun. Something serving as an expression of something else; sign, symbol
TOKEN, noun. A keepsake, momento, souvenir
TOKEN, noun. A piece of stamped metal used as a substitute for money; a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services
TOKEN, noun. (obsolete) (sometimes figurative) Evidence, proof; a confirming detail; physical trace, mark, footprint.
TOKEN, noun. Support for a belief; grounds for an opinion; reason, reasoning, witcraft (see usage)
TOKEN, noun. An extraordinary event serving as evidence of supernatural power, a miracle
TOKEN, noun. An object or disclosure to attest or authenticate the bearer or an instruction; a password
TOKEN, noun. A seal guaranteeing the quality of an item.
TOKEN, noun. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith.
TOKEN, noun. A tally
TOKEN, noun. (philosophy) A particular thing to which a concept applies.
TOKEN, noun. (computing) An atomic piece of data, such as a word, for which a meaning may be inferred during parsing. Also called a symbol.
TOKEN, noun. (computing) A conceptual object that can be possessed by a computer, process, etc. in order to regulate a turn-taking system such as a token ring network.
TOKEN, noun. (grammar) A lexeme; a basic, grammatically indivisible unit of a language such as a keyword, operator or identifier.
TOKEN, noun. (medical) A characteristic sign of a disease or of a bodily disorder, a symptom; a sign of a bodily condition, recovery, or health.
TOKEN, noun. (medical) (obsolete) A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
TOKEN, noun. (printing) Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.
TOKEN, noun. (mining) A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.
TOKEN, noun. (mining) A thin bed of coal indicating the existence of a thicker seam at no great distance.
TOKEN, noun. (rail transport) A physical object used for exchange between drivers and signalmen on single track lines.
TOKEN, noun. (weaving) In a loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
TOKEN, noun. (Church of Scotland) A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
TOKEN, adjective. Done as an indication or a pledge; perfunctory, minimal or merely symbolic.
TOKEN, adjective. A minor attempt for appearance sake, or to minimally comply with a requirement
TOKEN, verb. To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote
TOKEN, verb. To betroth
TOKEN, verb. (philosophy) To symbolize, instantiate
TOKEN ECONOMY, noun. A system of behavior modification based on the principles of operant conditioning; patients are rewarded with tokens (reinforcers) for engaging in desirable activities.
TOKEN RING, noun. (computing) A network standard invented by IBM and later defined by the 802.5 subcommittee of the IEEE which provides for a network with a star ring topology, and which operates by passing a token frame around the logical ring.
TOKEN RINGS, noun. Plural of token ring

Dictionary definition

TOKEN, noun. An individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'".
TOKEN, noun. Something serving as a sign of something else.
TOKEN, noun. A metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines.
TOKEN, noun. Something of sentimental value.
TOKEN, adjective. Insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture".

Wise words

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe