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token

2 adjective
     
token2 [only before noun]
1 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.
2

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
3 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.

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