grok meaning

Pronunciation:   "grok" in a sentence
  • Verb: grok (grokked,grokking)
    Usage: N. Amer
    1. Get the meaning of something
      - get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend

    Derived forms: grokked, grokking, groks

    Type of: understand

    Encyclopedia: Grok

  • [American slang]
    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?

  • [Computer]
    /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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  1. grok used to be a lesser demon, a plain warrior
  2. The Grok critiques online and mainstream coverage of key technology stories.
  3. _The Standard folded its monthly supplement Grok after five issues.
  4. Grok has since been licensed to their strategic partner, Avik Partners.
  5. Grok is a humanoid alien, an experienced Space Policeman.

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