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[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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