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4 definitions found
 for black magic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  black magic
      n 1: the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or
           evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
           [syn: sorcery, black magic, black art, necromancy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "black magic":
     Black Mass, Satanism, chthonian worship, demonism, demonography,
     demonolatry, demonology, demonomancy, demonomy, demonry,
     devil lore, devil worship, devilry, diablerie, diabolism,
     diabology, diabolology, sorcery, the black art
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  black magic
   n.
  
      [common] A technique that works, though nobody really understands why. More
      obscure than voodoo programming, which may be done by cookbook. Compare
      also black art, deep magic, and magic number (sense 2).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  black magic
  
      (Or "{FM") A technique that works, though nobody
     really understands why.  More obscure than voodoo
     programming, which may be done by cookbook.
  
     Compare black art, deep magic, and magic number.
  
     (2001-04-30)
  

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