What does black art mean?

Definitions for black art

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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


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    [common] A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic).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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of black art in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of black art in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Bartos:

    Weather forecasting was a black art and routine access to satellite imagery was almost non-existent.

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