Definition of Tokenism

1. Noun. A policy of formally complying with efforts to achieve a goal by making small, token gestures; especially to hire a minimal number of ethnically diverse or disadvantaged people ¹



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Definition of Tokenism

1. the policy of making only a superficial effort [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tokenism

token money
token payment
token ring
token rings
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tokenisation
tokenisations
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tokenised
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tokenish
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tokenism (current term)
tokenisms
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Literary usage of Tokenism

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1. Death by Default: A Policy of Fatal Neglect in China's State Orphanages by Robin Munro (1996)
"The Early 1960s: From Utopianism to tokenism Even as this task of the civil affairs bureaus was approaching its final solution, the authorities faced a new ..."

2. Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in by National Academy of Sciences (U.S., National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S. (2006)
"I'ma social psychologist at Arizona State University, and I do work on tokenism. Much of that work, at least in the early part of my career, ..."

3. Lenin's Legacy: The Story of the Cpsu by Robert G. Wesson (1978)
"... token level in quieter periods; tokenism is also indicated by the fact that female Central Committee members seldom remain in those positions long. ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... up the extent to which both the ACTU and employer groups practise tokenism —Nation Rev. (Melbourne), 24 Apr. 1975 shrink According to our evidence, ..."

5. The First Carlisle: Sir James Hay, First Earl of Carlisle, as Courtier by Roy E. Schreiber (1984)
"As if all of that was not sufficient to make the mission to Venice seem like an exercise in tokenism, the earl stated that he planned to spend only ten days ..."

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