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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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Wicker argues that FDR's actions coupled with these kinds of speeches rule out noblesse oblige, social gospel, and progressivism as his motivations.
Then she herself one day screamed and collapsed, the first event in a series of strokes that left her immobile, wheelchair-bound and eventually hospitalized, unable to speak or think clearly Meanwhile FDR's mother, Sara, died at Hyde Park, New York.
(3) assumes statistical independence among the local test results, the FDR procedure is (as will be illustrated in the following section) approximately valid (while being somewhat conservative) even when those results are strongly correlated, unlike the use of Eq.
The FDR Clinica X-ray Components provide a flexible solution offering a range of power ratings that can be matched to a facility's specific requirements.
ARTS OF THIS QUEST, ESPECIALLY FDR's high-handed 1938 attempt to "purge" conservative congressional Democrats in favor of primary election challengers who were committed New Dealers, are well known.
To that end, in 1944, in his annual address to Congress, FDR proclaimed that the federal government would no longer be confined to guaranteeing Americans natural rights as life, liberty, and property but would henceforth also guarantee them economic, social and moral rights.
According to Mellanox, its 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand delivers high speed and efficiency as well as ultra-low application latencies, allowing Zenovia Exchange to provide faster and more intelligent ad transactions for its customers.
In the prologue of FDR and the Jews, Professors Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman also highlight the critics' charge: "Conservative backers of modern-day Israel hold FDR out as an exemplar of indifference to Jewish peril and the horror of genocide."
We instead explain how FDR threaded his way through competing priorities during his more than 12 years in office.
Seeing veterans gather and eavesdropping on their stories on Veteran's Day is always a humbling experience, but I'll always remember a trip I took to the FDR Memorial on President's Day when I was a freshman in college.
Nancy Weiss, Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR (Princeton: 1983), 308.
It takes place during the June 1939 weekend that the British king and queen visited Roosevelt at his upstate New York cottage in Hyde Park, where FDR was said to take a number of mistresses.