= Z =
To figure out something by meditation or by a
sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but
occasionally applied to problems of life in general. "How'd you
figure out the buffer allocation problem?" "Oh, I zenned it."
Contrast grok, which connotes a time-extended version of
zenning a system. Compare hack mode. See also guru.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.