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The conversion of keywords of a programming language to tokens in order to conserve storage space.
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tokenizationIn an EMV-based credit or debit card system, tokenization is the creation of a unique number for a transaction (the token) that is used in place of the customer's primary account number (PAN). See EMV.
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