1. koan; kōan; Zen question for meditation (e.g. the sound of one hand clapping)Buddhism
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2. KōanA kōan is a story, dialogue, question, or statement, which is used in Zen-practice to provoke the "great doubt", and test a student's progress in Zen practice. The word koan, literally "public case", comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese characters (公案).
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