Definition of Zen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//zen//
; NAmE NAmE//zen//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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a Japanese form of Buddhism See related entries: Types of belief Word OriginJapanese, literally ‘meditation’, from Chinese chán ‘quietude’, from Sanskrit dhyāna ‘meditation’.
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