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Token may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Token, a game piece or counter, used in some games
  • The Tokens, a vocal music group
  • Tolkien Black, a recurring character on the animated television series South Park, formerly known as Token Black
  • Token (rapper), a hip hop emcee from Massachusetts


  • Token, an object (in software or in hardware) which represents the right to perform some operation:
    • Session token, a unique identifier of an interaction session
    • Security token or hardware token, authentication token or cryptographic token, a physical device for computer authentication
      • Bearer token, a type of security token in OAuth that gives access to its bearer
    • Access token, a system object representing the subject of access control operations
    • Tokenization (data security), the process of substituting a sensitive data element
    • Invitation token, in an invitation system
    • Token Ring, a network technology in which a token circles in a logical ring
    • Token, an object used in Petri net theory
  • Lexical token, a word or other atomic parse element


  • Token, a voucher or gift card redeemable for items of value
  • Token coin, a small, flat, round piece of metal or plastic that can sometimes be used instead of money, e.g.:
  • Token money, money that is of limited legal tender
  • Tokens, exonumia, items of currency other than coins and paper money

Other uses[edit]

  • P-20 radar, NATO reporting name "Token"
  • Token (cryptocurrency), certain types of cryptocurrency
  • Token (railway signalling), a physical object given to a locomotive driver to authorize him to use a particular stretch of single railway track
  • Token Racing, a Formula One car racing team
  • Tokenism, the inclusion of a single person (or very few people) of a group so an organization can publicly claim to be inclusive
  • Type-token distinction, in logic, linguistics, and computer programming
  • Wedding token, Christian wedding paraphernalia also known as an arrhae or wedding coin

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