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za-zen

[zah-zen] /ˈzɑˈzɛn/
noun, Zen.
1.
meditation in a prescribed, cross-legged posture.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Japanese, equivalent to za seat, seated (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zuò sit) + zen zen
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British Dictionary definitions for zazen

zazen

/zʌzɛn/
noun
1.
(in Zen Buddhism) deep meditation undertaken whilst sitting upright with legs crossed
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Contemporary definitions for zazen
noun

in Zen Buddhism, sitting meditation

See sitting meditation

Word Origin

1700-1800; < Japan. za sitting + zen

Usage Note

sometimes cap.

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