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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan;
[syn: Zen, Zen Buddhism]

2. a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight;
[syn: Zen, Zen Buddhism]

3. street name for lysergic acid diethylamide;
[syn: acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Zen n 1: school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan [syn: Zen, Zen Buddhism] 2: a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight [syn: Zen, Zen Buddhism] 3: street name for lysergic acid diethylamide [syn: acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

zen vt. To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but occasionally applied to problems of life in general. ?How'd you figure out the buffer allocation problem?? ?Oh, I zenned it.? Contrast grok, which connotes a time-extended version of zenning a system. Compare hack mode. See also guru.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Zen [Kehoe, B., "Zen and the Art of the Internet", February 1992.] [Jargon File]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

zen To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but occasionally applied to problems of life in general. "How'd you figure out the buffer allocation problem?" "Oh, I zenned it." Contrast grok, which connotes a time-extended version of zenning a system. Compare hack mode. See also guru. (1996-09-17)