What is token?

  • (adj): Insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal).
    Example: "A token gesture of resistance"
    Synonyms: nominal, tokenish
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on token:

Access Token - Overview
... An access token is an object encapsulating the security descriptor of a process ... While a token is used to represent only the security information, it is technically free-form and can enclose any data ... The access token is used by Windows when the process or thread tries to interact with objects whose security descriptors enforce access control (securable objects) ...
Tyers Electric Train Tablet - Areas of Use
9 key token instrument was patented 40 years later in 1912, it began to replace the No ... lines having been converted to more modern systems such as Tokenless Block or Radio Electronic Token Block ... However, as of 2012 the Tyer Electric Token Block remains in use on the Stranraer Line, between Girvan and Dunragit ...
HMS Token (P328)
... HMS Token was a British submarine of the third group of the T class ... So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Token ...
Token - Other
... Token (type), an instance of a type in logic, computational linguistics, and information retrieval Token Racing, a Formula One car racing team ...
JBoss SSO - Components
... There are three main components of JBoss SSO Federation server, to securely propagate the security token among different security domains Token marshalling framework, which ...

More definitions of "token":

  • (noun): A metal or plastic disk that can be used (as a substitute for coins) in slot machines.
  • (noun): An individual instance of a type of symbol.
    Synonyms: item

Famous quotes containing the word token:

    A woman with cut hair is a filthy spectacle, and much like a monster ... it being natural and comely to women to nourish their hair, which even God and nature have given them for a covering, a token of subjection, and a natural badge to distinguish them from men.
    William Prynne (1600–1669)

    To become a token woman—whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters—is to become something less than a man ... since men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    “With the gracious consent of the audience, you will be made to don the red tophat”Ma token phrase that the courts had evolved, whose true meaning was known to every schoolboy.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)