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Definition of GROK: /grok/ /grohk/
From the novel Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein, where it is a Martian word meaning literally `to drink' and metaphorically `to be one with'.
1. "To understand intuitively or by empathy; to establish rapport with."
2. To understand, usually in a global sense. Connotes intimate and exhaustive knowledge. Contrast zen, which is similar supernal understanding experienced as a single brief flash. See also glark.
3. Used of programs, may connote merely sufficient understanding. "Almost all C compilers grok the `void' type these days.
4. "To communicate sympathetically."
Referenced by: The Oxford English Dictionary and Dictionary.com
2/4/2015 11:15:26 AM
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