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  • n. A token or short packet of data passed between communicating programs, used to identify a particular event or transaction; the data is typically not meaningful to the recipient program and not usually interpreted until the recipient passes the data back to the sender or another program at a later time.

Etymologies

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By analogy with fortune cookie.

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