Definitions for black art

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word black art

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black′ art′(n.)

  1. Often, black arts. witchcraft, sorcery, or other occult practice used for evil purposes.

    Category: Anthropology

Origin of black art:

1580–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

Wiktionary

  1. black art(Noun)

    A practice such as witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, or black magic.

  2. black art(Noun)

    A process that is mysterious or difficult to master.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Black art

    the art practiced by conjurers and witches; necromancy; conjuration; magic

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Black Art

    name given to the presumed power of evoking evil spirits.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. black art

    [common] A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic).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.

Translation

Find a translation for the black art definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these black art definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"black art." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Jul 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/black art>.

Are we missing a good definition for black art?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for black art: