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 for grok
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  grok
  
     /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."
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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