Definition of black box in English:

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  • 1A flight recorder in an aircraft.
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    • The aircraft's black boxes could also hold the key to the accident.
    • Both black boxes from the hijacked aircraft have also been recovered.
    • The data recorder was one of the two black boxes aboard the flight.
  • 1.1 informal A complex system or device whose internal workings are hidden or not readily understood.
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    • 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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