1.1 informal A complex system or device whose internal workings are hidden or not readily understood.
- Effectively a complex set of manual operations is automated, creating a black box for the end user with no wish to explore further.
- Can't we just piece together all the black boxes knowing only their input/output specifications and achieve a working solution?
- Even the best managers and most sophisticated thinkers start with the assumption that innovation is a mysterious black box.
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