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The Oxford dictionary defines 'grok' as 'to understand (something) intuitively or by empathy.' Is this the sense in which you use the term?


The OED's example for the definition is 'Corporate leaders seemed to grok this concept fairly quickly.' The dictionary attributes the coinage to author Robert Heinlein.
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The sense in which I use the term is conveyed well by the quote from Robert A. Heinlein's novel, "Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok
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