from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Meditation as practiced in Zen Buddhism.
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- n. A form of seated meditation in Zen Buddhism.
Japanese : za, to sit down (from Middle Chinese dzua) + zen, silent meditation; see Zen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 座禅, from 座 ‘sitting’ + 禅 ‘meditation’. (Wiktionary)