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a token action, change etc is small and not very important, and is usually only done so that someone can pretend that they are dealing with a problem
The government thinks it can get away with token gestures on environmental issues.
token woman/black etc
someone who is included in a group to make everyone think that the group has all types of people in it, when this is not really true
done as a first sign that an agreement, promise etc will be kept and that more will be done later
A small token payment will keep the bank happy.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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