Definition of black box noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    black box

    BrE BrE//ˌblæk ˈbɒks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌblæk ˈbɑːks//
    Parts of a plane
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  1. 1(also flight recorder) a small machine in a plane that records all the details of each flight and is useful for finding out the cause of an accident See related entries: Parts of a plane
  2. 2[usually singular] (informal) a complicated piece of equipment, usually electronic, that you know produces particular results, but that you do not completely understand
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