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Topic: TECHNOLOGY

Language: Old English
Origin: tacen, tacn 'sign, token'

token

1 noun
     
to‧ken1 [countable]
1T a round piece of metal that you use instead of money in some machines
2 formal something that represents a feeling, fact, event etc
a token of your gratitude/respect/appreciation etc
Please accept this gift as a small token of our appreciation.

➔ by the same token

at same1 (7)
3

book/record/gift token

British EnglishBBT a special piece of paper that you can exchange for a book, record etc in a shop [= gift certificate American English]
a £10 book token
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