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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Definitions for grok

  1. Slang. to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
  2. Slang. to communicate sympathetically.

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Citations for grok
Digital utopians have come in for criticism (sometimes in these pages) for failing fully to grok the messy realities of politics and the virtues of old-fashioned shoe leather in political protest ... Ben McGrath, "Nerd Parade," The New Yorker, January 30, 2012
Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite understand itself. But if we can’t grok our own brains, maybe the machines can do it for us. Robbie Gonzalez, "AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory," Wired, February 6, 2018
Origin of grok
Grok was coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961).