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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blackboard sheet of slate; for writing with chalk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blackboard blăk"bōrd` A broad board painted black, or any black surface on which writing, drawing, or the working of mathematical problems can be done with chalk or crayons. It is much used in schools. In late 20th century similar boards of a green slate as well as some colored white became common; wrioting on the slate bioards may be done with chalk, but writing on the white boards is done with colored pens, such as grease pens, which leaves a trace that can be easily erased. The newer boards, usualy called chalkboards are nevertheless still sometimes referred to as blackboards.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blackboard A board painted black, used in schools, lecture-rooms, etc., for writing, drawing, or ciphering with chalk.
    • n blackboard Hence Any prepared surface, as of plaster or slate, used for the same purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blackboard a board painted black, used in schools for writing, forming figures, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blac, blæc, black.


In literature:

This was the writing of words on the blackboard for the pupils to use in sentences.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
The steam of the soup obscured the wall-maps, and the parsing exercise on the blackboard.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
There were drawings on a sort of plastic blackboard.
"There Will Be School Tomorrow" by V. E. Thiessen
The sand is smooth once more, and ready, like a great blackboard, to be marked on anew.
"Neighbor Nelly Socks" by Sarah L. Barrow
One day the teacher had ruled the blackboard with very fine lines.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
For a slate or blackboard, he used the beach, as did Archimedes of the olden time.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
But when she spoke in her natural voice that look was erased from the features of Mr. Savage as chalk-marks may be erased from a blackboard.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
He asked questions by means of writing them on a blackboard.
"Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb" by W. R. Roe
On the two remaining walls are gigantic blackboards.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
The blackboard was brought down with a crash, and a form was securely planted on its ruins.
"Young Barbarians" by Ian Maclaren
In the class room the instructor puts a mathematical problem on the blackboard and explains it.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Moran stopped in the round-house long enough to read the long list of names on the blackboard.
"Snow on the Headlight" by Cy Warman
Many were the ruses employed to capture the blackboards.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Various possible arrangements may be sketched upon the blackboard by the children.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
Dorothy Mead, as official score keeper, drew a 2 slowly on the blackboard.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
Certain blackboards at the other end of the building were covered with figures continually replaced.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And the blackboard kept its look of authority, though a branch of laburnum bent over it.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The blackboard, which ought to have been cleaned, still bore sums in vulgar fractions.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
He traced a diagram on the blackboard with a wave of his hand.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
He can see everyone and everyone can see him and the blackboard behind him.
"Seven Graded Sunday Schools" by Various

In poetry:

Instead of crack-brained poets in their attics
Filling thin volumes with their flowery talk,
There shall be books of wholesome mathematics;
The tutor with his blackboard and his chalk.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Craig DeVoe, Vice President of Global Market Development, Blackboard Mobile.
Thirty-One Schools Pilot Wiley and Blackboard Combined Digital Learning Integration.
Thirty-one institutions are evaluating a new integration for using digital learning content from John Wiley & Sons, Inc with Blackboard Inc.'s learning management system (LMS).
Blackboard President and CEO Michael Chasen explains what it means.
Photo courtesy Blackboard Inc. David Marr is president of Blackboard Transact .
Company intelligent campus locks to link with Blackboard's Transact platform.
Assa Abloy announces product integration with Blackboard.
Owner Aykan Demiroglu writes the day's specials on the blackboard at his new restaurant, Bistro Vivant, in McLean.
Defog Your Windshield – keep a clean blackboard eraser in your glove box.
Blackboard has developed two native mobile apps, one that allows users to access functions for managing their campus debit card accounts, and the other to manage their campus mass notification subscriptions.
He groans about the lack of supplies, the small blackboard and the dim lighting.
Chalk : it's not just for blackboards.
Coker College Selects Blackboard Learn to Replace Existing LMS.
The announcement came during the Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit being held this week in New Orleans as part of BbWorld, the company's annual user conference .
Macon State College Selects Blackboard Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making .

In science:

Superoperators, i.e. operators acting on operators, will be written in blackboard bold types.
Perturbative method for generalized spectral decompositions
With this replacement, one refers to the equivalence classes as framed links in the blackboard framing (since these diagrams can be drawn on a blackboard).
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
For instance, a student could tally the results and write them on the blackboard for the rest of the class to see.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
Even before I knew much general relativity, I loved trying to work through those lectures, all from the blackboard drawings.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
They have also copied the diagram of the situation from the problem statement. The students are standing at the blackboard where all the relevant equations and diagrams appear.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
Moreover, suppose that L has a pro jection such that the framing is the blackboard one, such that there are n crossing points, and such that there are m components containing no overpass.
Orientable closed 3-manifolds with surface-complexity one
Racks are the ob jects analogous to quandles which are appropriate for defining representational invariants of blackboard-framed oriented knots and links .
Bikei, Involutory Biracks and unoriented link invariants
Example 4 Let K be a blackboard-framed classical or virtual knot or link diagram.
Bikei, Involutory Biracks and unoriented link invariants
In particular, the number of birack labelings of a link diagram by a finite birack X is an integer-valued invariant of blackboard-framed isotopy.
Bikei, Involutory Biracks and unoriented link invariants
Brown. The main text for the course was notes that Brown wrote and distributed, either as typed and mimeographed pages, or more usually as writing on the blackboard that we students copied down.
The second reason is that they better render the conviviality of the blackboard presentation at TASI.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
Reproduction of a notebook fragment of uncertain origins (c. 1974) now preserved in the SLAC historical archives—unfortunately, the authors’ names have long since been rendered illegible. 2Anonymous graffiti found on numerous blackboards.
Symposium Summary
Then IN V (K ) is an invariant of the 3–manifold obtained by doing framed surgery on K in the blackboard framing.
Right integrals and invariants of three-manifolds
Go to your blackboards, my children, and sing the song.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
There is e.g. no study of multiparty communication complexity in the blackboard model, see .
Quantum Communication Complexity