black box definition

  • noun:
    • A device or theoretical construct with known or specified performance traits but as yet not known or unspecified constituents and means of operation.
    • Something that is mysterious, particularly as to purpose.
    • See journey recorder.
    • casual title for the colorful cockpit vocals recorders and journey data recorders in an aircraft made to help with determining the explanation for any sort of accident.
    • A theoretical construct or device with known input and output characteristics but unidentified way of procedure.
    • any electronic instrument or part of a musical instrument whose purpose is defined, but which will be addressed as a unit without consideration of inner mechanisms; generally, any device whose internal workings are believed as incomprehensible or mystical because of the individual.
    • a device which maintains a record of seat conversations and also the readings of many of tools agreeable an aircraft, continually or at regular time periods during a flight. It's of rugged design to endure a violent crash, and is used to figure out the sources of aircraft accidents.
    • equipment that registers information about the performance of an aircraft during journey

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