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A 'black box' describes the state of mind one can experience that is associated with isolation, pain, frustration, and other negative synonyms of the like.

It describes how one feels when they are trapped, obstructed, or even empowered (even if empowerment is false) by something that is affecting them psychologically.
Person 1: I find myself returned to my 'Black Box'. I forgot how I got here, or how I ever even found it in the first place. When I'm here, I don't feel like myself. But to tell the trurth, I still am, myself.

Person A: "Daryl's going to the 'Black Box' again... should we help him?"
Person B: "Nah, he can let himself out of it eventually, he's used to it. It's probably for his benefit, it's all he knows anyway. Just let him be."
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by TRWoof June 19, 2018
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Someone who used to be a potential girlfriend/boyfriend, but no longer is.
Tim: Zack, is that your exgirlfriend?
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In programming, a self-contained, independent subroutine or program module designed to perform a single task; the user has no knowledge of its internal structure but can use it by passing a clearly defined set of input parameters.
That module is a black box. We'll never know how it works; we only know it generates pron.
by blak box October 10, 2003
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To imprison someone in a secret location.
The CIA started black-boxing suspected terrorists after 9/11.
by Syjel October 28, 2009
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A device used by phone phreakers to fool the phone company into giving you free long distance service.

It does this by changing the voltages over the lines to a state where the phone company doesn't monitor and bill.
I use my black box to get free long distance.
by Ebe October 06, 2003
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In transportation, the term black box refers to any of a number of systems designed to collect and preserve data for analysis after an accident, such as a flight data recorder, event recorder, or automotive event data recorder.
After the plane crash, they retrieved the black box to reveal that there was a bug in the flight controls systems that caused the crash.
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a cable box thing used to get free cable.
i used a black box until it broke... now I'm stuck paying for cable
by 5-STAR www.thestickerguru.tk October 01, 2003
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