- Verb: grok (grokked,grokking)
Usage: N. Amer
Derived forms: grokked, grokking, groks
Type of: understand
tr. to appreciate someone or something; to relate to someone or something.
• I can really grok what you're saying.
• I don't quite grok that. Run it by again, would you?
/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, 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.
2. Used of programs, may connote merely sufficient understanding. "Almost all C compilers grok the "void" type these days."
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- Grok has since been licensed to their strategic partner, Avik Partners.
- Grok is a humanoid alien, an experienced Space Policeman.