sorcery, black magic, black art, necromancy(noun)
the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
A practice such as witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, or black magic.
A process that is mysterious or difficult to master.
the art practiced by conjurers and witches; necromancy; conjuration; magic
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to the presumed power of evoking evil spirits.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic). VLSI design and compiler code optimization were (in their beginnings) considered classic examples of black art; as theory developed they became deep magic, and once standard textbooks had been written, became merely heavy wizardry. The huge proliferation of formal and informal channels for spreading around new computer-related technologies during the last twenty years has made both the term black art and what it describes less common than formerly. See also voodoo programming.
The numerical value of black art in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of black art in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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