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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Meditation as practiced in Zen Buddhism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of seated meditation in Zen Buddhism.

Etymologies

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 ‘sitting’ + ‘meditation’. (Wiktionary)

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