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The term black box has a number of meanings:

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Black box vs. white box

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Black box is technical jargon for a device or system or object when it is viewed primarily in terms of its input and output characteristics. Almost anything might occasionally be referred to as a black box, e.g., a transistor, the Internet. Some other common uses are:

The opposite of this sort of black box has been called white box, glass box, or clear box.

Black box in avionics

In aircraft and avionics, the flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders, that record aircraft and pilot behavior, and cockpit sounds, in order to analyze accidents are called black boxes by the news media. The same name applies to similar devices now available to record data in motor vehicles.

Black box (game)

Black Box is a board and computer game.

Black Box (group)

Black Box was a music group popular in the early 1990s

Black Box Recorder

Black Box Recorder was a music group, popular in the early 2000s.

Black box in literature

In literature, Black Box is a book by Israeli writer Amos Oz.

Black box: other meanings

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