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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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Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 offices throughout the world.
Black Box is a leading technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today's complicated data and voice infrastructure systems.
In February 2009, Black Box also achieved ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 certification for its IT services at the Miami International Airport.
Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including 24/7/365 FREE hotline Tech Support, and 24/7/365 on-site support for voice and data network upgrades, maintenance and emergencies.
Black Box built its reputation on its unparalleled 24/7/365 Tech Support hotline.
The Black Box will ship for the PC, and includes Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Black Box and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and ServSwitch[TM] and ServSwitch Central[TM] are trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.
PITTSBURGH -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase of 1,000,000 shares under the existing Black Box common stock repurchase program.
Larry Denison and Norman Kwak, former NTI owners, comment, "We are excited about becoming a part of the Black Box family.
PITTSBURGH -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today that it is mailing a new catalog featuring cabinets, racks and accessories to help its clients manage and organize their data centers, server rooms and wiring closets.