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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The primary form of meditation in Zen Buddhism, practiced while sitting cross-legged.

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  • noun A form of seated meditation in Zen Buddhism.

Etymologies

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

[Japanese : za, to sit down (from Early Middle Chinese dzwa’; also the source of Mandarin zuò) + zen, silent meditation; see Zen.]

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From Japanese 座禅, from ‘sitting’ + ‘meditation’.

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