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"zen" in British English

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zenadjective

uk   us   /zen/ informal

Zennoun [U]

uk   us   /zen/
a ​form of ​Buddhism, ​originallydeveloped in Japan, that ​emphasizes that ​religiousknowledge is ​achieved through ​emptying the ​mind of ​thoughts and giving ​attention to only one thing, ​rather than by ​readingreligious writings: Zen ​Buddhism
(Definition of zen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Zen" in American English

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Zennoun [U]

 us   /zen/
a ​religion that is a ​form of ​Buddhismdeveloped in Japan
(Definition of Zen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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