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 for Zen
From 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]

From 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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Zen
  
     [Kehoe, B., "Zen and the Art of the Internet", February 1992.]
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

From 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)
  

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