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- noun computing A
tokenor short packetof datapassed between communicating programs, used to identify a particular event or transaction; the data is typically not meaningful to the recipientprogram and not usually interpreted until the recipient passes the data back to the sender or another program at a later time.
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By analogy with fortune cookie.
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