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Placeholder vs. Token — What's the Difference?

Placeholder vs. Token — What's the Difference?

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Placeholder

One who holds an office or place, especially as a deputy, proxy, or appointed government official.
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Token

Something serving as an indication, proof, or expression of something else; a sign
"His lifelong refusal to allow bigots to truly bother him was often considered, unfairly, a token of his weakness" (Jeremy Schaap).
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Placeholder

In a mathematical or logical expression, a symbol that may be replaced by the name of any element of a set.
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Token

Something that signifies or evidences authority, validity, or identity
The scepter is a token of regal status.
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Placeholder

In the decimal form of a number, a digit that is not significant.
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Token

A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
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Placeholder

Something used or included temporarily or as a substitute for something that is not known or must remain generic; that which holds, denotes or reserves a place for something to come later.
This data is a placeholder, so you'll want to include the real numbers as soon as you have them.
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Token

A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
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Placeholder

A person authorized to act for another
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Token

A keepsake or souvenir.
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Placeholder

A symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set
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Token

A piece of stamped metal used as a substitute for currency
Subway tokens.
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Token

A small electronic device issued to a user to serve as proof of identity, as for the purpose of accessing a network.
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Token

A piece of software that serves as proof of the user's identity.
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Token

To betoken or symbolize; portend.
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Token

Done as an indication or pledge
A token payment.
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Token

Perfunctory; minimal
A token gesture of reconciliation.
Token resistance.
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Token

Being a product of tokenism; merely symbolic
Refused to be the token woman on the committee.
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Token

Something serving as an expression of something else.
According to the Bible, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant with Noah.
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Token

A keepsake.
Please accept this bustier as a token of our time together.
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Token

A piece of stamped metal or plastic, etc., used as a substitute for money; a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services.
Subway tokens are being replaced by magnetic cards.
A book token is the easiest option for a Christmas gift.
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Token

A small physical object, often designed to give the appearance of a common thing, used to represent a person or character in a board game or other situation.
Everyone pick a token (hat, wheelbarrow, thimble, etc.) and place it on the Start square.
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Token

A minor attempt for appearance's sake, or to minimally comply with a requirement.
His apology was no more than a token.
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Token

A member of a group of people that is included within a larger group to comply with a legal or social requirement.
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Token

Evidence, proof; a confirming detail; physical trace, mark, footprint.
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Token

Support for a belief; grounds for an opinion.
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Token

An extraordinary event serving as evidence of supernatural power.
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Token

An object or disclosure to attest or authenticate the bearer or an instruction.
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Token

A seal guaranteeing the quality of an item.
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Token

Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith.
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Token

A tally.
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Token

(philosophy) A particular thing to which a concept applies.
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Token

(computing) An atomic piece of data, such as a word, for which a meaning may be inferred during parsing.
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Token

(computing) A conceptual object that can be possessed by a computer, process, etc. in order to regulate a turn-taking system such as a token ring network.
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Token

(computing) A meaningless placeholder used as a substitute for sensitive data.
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Token

(grammar) A lexeme; a basic, grammatically indivisible unit of a language such as a keyword, operator or identifier.
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Token

(corpus linguistics) A single example of a certain word in a text or corpus.
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Token

(medical) A characteristic sign of a disease or of a bodily disorder, a symptom; a sign of a bodily condition, recovery, or health.
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Token

A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
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Token

(printing) Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.
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Token

(mining) A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sent one of these with each corf or tub he had hewn.
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Token

(mining) A thin bed of coal indicating the existence of a thicker seam at no great distance.
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Token

(rail transport) A physical object used for exchange between drivers and signalmen on single track lines.
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Token

(weaving) In a loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
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Token

(Church of Scotland) A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
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Token

Done as an indication or a pledge.
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Token

Perfunctory or merely symbolic; done or existing for appearance's sake, or to minimally comply with a requirement.
A token gesture
He made a token tap on the brake pedal at the stop sign.
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Token

(of people) Included in minimal numbers in order to create an impression or illusion of diversity, especially ethnic or gender diversity.
He was hired as the company's token black person.
The television show was primarily directed toward a black audience, but it did have a few token white people as performers.
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Token

To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote
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Token

To betroth
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Token

(philosophy) To symbolize, instantiate
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Token

Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah.
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Token

A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir.
This is some token from a never friend.
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Token

Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc.
Say, by this token, I desire his company.
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Token

A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value.
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Token

A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
Like the fearful tokens of the plague,Are mere forerunners of their ends.
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Token

Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.
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Token

A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
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Token

A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.
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Token

In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
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Token

To betoken.
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Token

An individual instance of a type of symbol;
The word`error' contains three tokens of `r'
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Token

A metal or plastic disk that can be used (as a substitute for coins) in slot machines
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Token

Something of sentimental value
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Token

Insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal);
The fee was nominal
A token gesture of resistance
A tokenish gesture
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