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    Default token vs symbol

    hi,

    are they synonyms?

    should i always use "symbol" in every situation/context?

    thanks a lot,
    jc

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    Default Re: token vs symbol

    You need more context than that; however, the differences are:

    A token is a thing that you give or an action that you take which expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect:

    Please accept this as a token of my appreciation.
    He made a token effort to take part.



    A symbol is something that is used to represent a quality or idea:

    The Rolls Royce is a symbol of affluence.
    A heart shape is the symbol for love.


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    Default Re: token vs symbol

    hi,
    thank you!!
    is it possibly always to use SYMBOL?
    thanks again!
    jc

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    Default Re: token vs symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    thank you!!
    is it possibly always to use SYMBOL?
    thanks again!
    jc
    In what context ????

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    Default Re: token vs symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In what context ????

    hi,

    in every context!
    the difference between the 2 words is very subtle to me.
    is it possible to use symbol instead of token?

    thanks,
    jc

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    Default Re: token vs symbol

    You can, but it will not necessarily have the same effect. Perhaps you can give some sentences in which you would use either or both so we can see what you want to do.

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