What does black box mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black box(noun)

    equipment that records information about the performance of an aircraft during flight


  1. black box(Noun)

    Informal name for the brightly colored cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders in an aircraft designed to aid in determining the cause of an accident.

  2. black box(Noun)

    A theoretical construct or device with known input and output characteristics but unknown method of operation.


  1. Black box

    In science and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed in terms of its input, output and transfer characteristics without any knowledge of its internal workings. Its implementation is "opaque". Almost anything might be referred to as a black box: a transistor, an algorithm, or the human mind. The opposite of a black box is a system where the inner components or logic are available for inspection, which is sometimes known as a clear box, a glass box, or a white box.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of black box in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of black box in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Toos Sanitiyoso:

    The main thing is to find the main area of the wreckage and then the black box.

  2. Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo:

    Based on past experience, the black box is not far from the plane debris we have found.

  3. Toos Sanitiyoso:

    There are two steps of finding the black box. One is we try to find the largest portion of the wreckage.....

  4. Toos Sanitioso:

    After the black box is found, we are able to issue a preliminary report in one month, we cannot yet speculate what caused the crash.

  5. Santoso Sayogo:

    We received an update from the field that the pinger locator already detected pings, we have our fingers crossed it is the black box. Divers need to confirm. Unfortunately it seems it's off from the tail. But the divers need to confirm the position.

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