token

/ˈtoʊkən/

  • Noun
  • a round piece of metal or plastic that is used instead of money in some machines
      1. a bus/subway token
  • something that is a symbol of a feeling, event, etc.
      1. Consider this gift a token of my affection/gratitude.
        a token of our friendship
  • for the same reason
      1. The result was disappointing, but by the same token, it could have been much worse.
  • included in a group only to prevent criticism that people of a particular kind are being unfairly left out
      1. All the people who work there are men except for a couple of token women.
        The ad campaign features a few token minorities.