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Kōan is a case, story, dialog, question, or statement in the history and lore of Zen Buddhism.
Kōan may also refer to:
- Kōan (Kamakura period), a Japanese era (1278-1288)
- Kōan (Muromachi period), a Japanese era (1361-1362)
- Emperor Kōan, the 6th emperor of Japan
- Kōan, a member of the Black Moon Clan from Sailor Moon R
- Kōan (公安), an abbreviation for any of the following public security agencies:
Koan may also refer to:
- Koan (program), an algorithmic music software package
- Hacker koan, a humorous anecdote written by hackers about computer science
- KOAN-LP, a television station in Anchorage, Alaska
- The Koan, a modern sculpture at the University of Warwick
- Koan, a software program that works with Cobbler (software)
- Koan, a musical composition by James Tenney
- KOAN Sound, a glitch-hop duo from Bristol, UK
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