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black box

1. (Jargon) descriptive of a method of reasoning or studying a problem, in which the methods and procedures, as such, are not described, explained, or perhaps even understood: conclusions relate solely to the empiric relationships observed;
2. in some contexts, the term can mean a piece of apparatus or an experimental animal in which the pharmacologic or toxicologic pathway has not yet been worked out.

black box

Pathology
adjective Referring to the testing of a histopathology trainee’s diagnostic skills by using unknown glass slides, as in “a black box case”. 

noun A group of 4 to 8 glass slides of tissue that are given periodically to trainees to test their diagnostic skills.
 
Vox populi
An electronic device mounted in all modern aircraft, which records specific aircraft performance parameters and instructions sent to any electronic systems on board.
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CO: Black Box Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: CPR SU:
equivalent shares outstanding 17,463 17,016 BLACK BOX CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (unaudited) June 30, March 31, 1997 1997
BLACK BOX CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Quarter Ended June 30, 1996 1995 Revenues $ 52,855 $ 44,481 Cost of Sales 24,418 19,397 Gross profit 28,437 25,084
Young has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Black Box Corporation since joining the Company in 1991.
PITTSBURGH -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today the global release of the ServSwitch[TM] DTX (product code DTX5000).