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In theory, cars are fairly simple. If they don't start, it's either the fuel system or the electrical system. Teach yourself about the path of each in your engine and tracing it is fairly straightforward. But at the beginning, mastering each new system seems like an unreachable shore. The car is effectively a black box.
Adam Savage

Meaning of "black box" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BLACK BOX

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLACK BOX

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Black box is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BLACK BOX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 brain. 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.

Definition of black box in the English dictionary

The definition of black box in the dictionary is a self-contained unit in an electronic or computer system whose circuitry need not be known to understand its function.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLACK BOX

black bag
black bass
black bean
black bear
black beetle
black belt
black bile
black bindweed
Black Bloc
Black Block
black body
black book
black books
black bottom
black box recorder
black boy
black bread
black bream
black bryony
black bun

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLACK BOX

apple box
blue box
collection box
dialog box
fuse box
glory box
glove box
light box
lunch box
music box
out of the box
PO box
set-top box
squawk box
suggestion box
telephone box
the box
think outside the box
tick box
tool box

Synonyms and antonyms of black box in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «black box» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLACK BOX

Find out the translation of black box to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of black box from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «black box» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黑盒子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuadro negro
570 millions of speakers

English

black box
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्लैक बॉक्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصندوق الأسود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

черный ящик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caixa preta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কালো বাক্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boîte noire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kotak hitam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Flugschreiber
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブラックボックス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

블랙 박스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ireng kothak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hộp đen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருப்பு பெட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काळा बॉक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

siyah kutu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scatola nera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czarna skrzynka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чорний ящик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cutie neagră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαύρο κουτί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

black box
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svart låda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svart boks
5 millions of speakers

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The term «black box» is very widely used and occupies the 23.049 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about black box

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6 QUOTES WITH «BLACK BOX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word black box.
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Eve Arnold
I look for a sense of reality with everything I did. I didn't work in a studio, I didn't light anything. I found a way of working which pleased me because I didn't have to frighten people with heavy equipment. It was that little black box and me and £5 worth of film in my pocket or maybe it was only £2 in those days.
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Michael Behe
In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred.
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Michael Behe
We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.
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Tracy Letts
'Killer Joe' was originally written in 1991 and first produced in '93 at the Next Theater's Lab - a 40 seat black box theater in Evanston, Illinois - back when I was getting started. I was just 25 and I had been acting for awhile, but it was my first play and the one that really got me noticed, especially by Steppenwolf.
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Joe Mande
My first time performing was in the black box theater of my high school's basement as a member of 'Clownaz,' the school's improv team. We charged money for tickets, saying the proceeds went to our school's recycling program. Then, immediately after the show, we divided up all the money and kept it.
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Adam Savage
In theory, cars are fairly simple. If they don't start, it's either the fuel system or the electrical system. Teach yourself about the path of each in your engine and tracing it is fairly straightforward. But at the beginning, mastering each new system seems like an unreachable shore. The car is effectively a black box.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLACK BOX»

Discover the use of black box in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to black box and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Black Box
May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze.
Michael Connelly, 2012
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Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
In a major new Afterword for this edition, Behe explains that the complexity discovered by microbiologists has dramatically increased since the book was first published.
Michael J. Behe, 2001
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Black Box
And at home, Elena’s parents keep arguing with each other. Elena will do anything to help her sister get better and get their lives back to normal—even when the responsibility becomes too much to bear. From the Hardcover edition.
Julie Schumacher, 2008
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Black Box
A collection of poems mostly about the African-American experience.
Frank X. Walker, 2006
5
Beyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Airplane Crashes
Beginning with the 1931 Fokker F-10A crash that killed legendary football coach Knute Rockne, this fascinating book provides a behind-the-scenes look at plane wreck investigations.
George Bibel, 2010
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Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History
This book presents a unique account of how technological change is generated and the processes by which improved technologies are introduced into economic activity.
Nathan Rosenberg, 1994
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Black Box Casino: How Wall Street's Risky Shadow Banking ...
This cautionary tale explains how the murky and complex world of mortgage finance caused a global market meltdown—and offers new insights on how to create a stronger world of banking and mortgage finance.
Robert Stowe England, 2011
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Black Box: KAL 007 and the Superpowers
An analysis of the 1983 Korean airliner incident explores the possible explanations for the straying over Soviet territory, the information that supports or contradicts each other, and the handling of the incident
Alexander Dallin, 1985
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Inside the Black Box: Technology and Economics
The separate chapters of this book reflect a primary concern with some of the distinctive aspects of industrial technologies in the twentieth century, such as the increasing reliance upon science, but also the considerable subtlety and ...
Nathan Rosenberg, 1982
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Black Box
Four men and three women on a routine airplane trip suddenly find themselves stranded in a snow-covered wasteland, fighting for their lives.As the group struggles to endure, intrigue and mystery arise as some of the survivors seem bent on ...
Larry Jones, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLACK BOX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term black box is used in the context of the following news items.
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TRANSFORMATION: Blue Black Box to Level 6 Ash Brown Sombre
Hollie Jacques, an artist at Lux Salon in Stockton, California, says that this client has colored her hair with a box blue black 2 years prior to her ... «ModernSalon.com, Jul 15»
2
BALPA considers appealing black box decision for Sumburgh's …
A pilots' union is considering whether to appeal a landmark legal decision to release the black box recorder from the Super Puma which ... «Energy Voice, Jul 15»
3
Black box audio: Pilot realized his mistake seconds before crash
These are the words of the captain of TransAsia Airways Flight GE235, eight seconds before the plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a ... «KRON4.com, Jul 15»
4
Looking Inside the Biotech Black Box (Part 12)
The success rate for new drug development is low – about 10% of drugs which enter the clinic are approved. However, regulatory approval does not guarantee ... «Proactive Investors USA & Canada, Jul 15»
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Taiwan Airliner's Black Box Shows Pilot May Have Shut Off Wrong …
The mangled fuselage of a TransAsia Airways commercial plane is dragged to the river bank after it crashed in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday. «GPB, Jul 15»
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McHenry County College's 'God of Carnage' opens new Black Box
The dark comedy opens July 10 at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, as part of the college's new Black Box Summer ... «Northwest Herald, Jul 15»
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Lock picked on Brookfield's Bermudan black box
Boyd's piece attempts, with considerable success, to unpack the black box of Brookfield's business model. It demonstrates, for example, how ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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Seven One: Housing's Black Box
Seven One: Housing's Black Box. Crossing the mid-year line, should builders focus more on millennials or boomers, or somewhere in between ... «Builder Magazine, Jul 15»
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Black Box Corporation to Announce First Quarter of Fiscal 2016 …
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, will release its first ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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Montreat College building black box theater
Standing in the space that will be Montreat College's black box theater are (from left) Joshua Isiguzo, communications student; Kelly Hinman, ... «Black Mountain News, Jul 15»

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